Knowledge Identifier: +Bette_Davis
Her sister, Barbara Harriet "Bobby", was born October 25, 1909 at 55 Ward Street in Somerville, Massachusetts
" After performing in Philadelphia, Washington and Boston, Miss Davis made her Broadway debut in 1929 in "Broken Dishes," went on to perform in "Solid South
Warner Bros. - However, in the late 1930s, Bette Davis became the studio's top draw and was even dubbed as "The Fifth Warner Brother
Donald Crisp - Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, he appeared in a wide range of roles alongside some of the era's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" , Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in "Mutiny on the Bounty" , Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in "That Certain Woman" , Laurence Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" , Errol Flynn in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "The Sea Hawk" and Gregory Peck in "The Valley of Decision"
Humphrey Bogart - Bogart performed in "The Bad Sister" with Bette Davis in 1931, in a minor part
Sidney Fox - Fox made her film debut in the 1931 Hobart Henley drama, "The Bad Sister" opposite Conrad Nagel, Humphrey Bogart, Zasu Pitts, and, making her film debut, Bette Davis, who was a half-year younger than Fox. Fox starred as "Madamoiselle Camille L'Espanaye" in the 1932 Robert Florey film, "Murders in the Rue Morgue" opposite Bela Lugosi
Alfred E. Green - In 1935, Green directed "Dangerous", with Bette Davis in the starring role and winning Best Actress for her performance
Franchot Tone - In 1935, he starred in "Mutiny on the Bounty" , "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" and "Dangerous" opposite Bette Davis
As early as 1936, Graham Greene summed Bette Davis up: "Even the most inconsiderable film
For her performance in the film she was awarded the Volpi Cup at the 1937 Venice Film Festival
In 1938, after Mr. Nelson had evidence that Miss Davis was in a sexual relationship with Howard Hughes, he filed for a divorce
William Wyler - Bette Davis received three Oscar nominations for her screen work under Wyler, and won her second Oscar for her performance in Wyler's 1938 film Jezebel.
MCA Inc. - In 1939, MCA's headquarters moved from Chicago to Beverly Hills, California, creating a movie division and beginning to acquire talent agencies and represent established actors such as James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Bette Davis, and Ronald Reagan, whom Wasserman became very close with personally
Gale Sondergaard - In 1940, she played the role of the exotic and sinister wife in "The Letter", supporting Bette Davis
Miss Davis performed the leading roles in three films in 1941: "The Great Lie," opposite George Brent
Greer Garson - Garson starred with Joan Crawford in "When Ladies Meet" in 1941, and that same year became a major box office star with the sentimental Technicolor drama, "Blossoms in the Dust", which brought her the first of five consecutive Best Actress Oscar nominations, tying Bette Davis' 1938-42 record, a record that still stands
Patricia Collinge - In 1941, she played the same part in the motion picture version, which starred Bette Davis
Shortly thereafter, Miss Davis' close friend, Olivia de Havilland, mounted a similar case, in 1943, and won; thereby ending what is now viewed as a dark period in film-making history as studio monopoly of contract performers
Joan Lorring - She made "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" in the same year, and, in 1945, appeared opposite Bette Davis in "The Corn Is Green" as Bessie Watty
Rudi Fehr - In his obituary, Allen Eyles notes two 1946 films as representative of Fehr's work, "Many of his films were routine, but "A Stolen Life" had the visual intricacy of Bette Davis playing the dual role of two sisters, initially on screen at the same time, and "Humoresque" presented John Garfield as an outstanding violinist, dubbed by Isaac Stern
Jezebel (film) - The movie was adapted into the March 30, 1946 episode of the 30 minute radio program "Academy *award Theater," with Bette Davis in the title role
Bretaigne Windust - His film directing career included two 1948 Bette Davis vehicles, the melodramatic "Winter Meeting" and the screwball comedy "June Bride"
Jim Davis (actor) - His first major screen role was opposite Bette Davis in the 1948 melodrama "Winter Meeting", a lavish failure for which he was lambasted in the press as being too inexperienced to play the part properly
Warner Bros. - In 1948, Bette Davis, still the studio's top actress and now fed up with Jack Warner, was a big problem for Harry after she and a number of her colleagues left the studio after completing the film "Beyond the Forest"
By 1949, Miss Davis and Mr. Sherry were estranged and Hollywood columnists were writing that Miss Davis' career was at an end
Jezebel (film) - Bette Davis reprised the role on the August 12, 1949 episode of Screen Director's Playhouse
Wendy Craig - She began her career in British films at the end of the 1950s, and appeared in films such as "The Servant" and "The Nanny" with Bette Davis, but it was in British sitcoms of the late 1960s and 1970s which led to her becoming a household name, usually playing a scatty middle class housewife
Lillian Gish - She did considerable television work from the early 1950s into the 1980s, and closed her career playing, for the first time, opposite Bette Davis in the 1987 film "The Whales of August"
Barry Sullivan (actor) - Sullivan toured the US with Bette Davis in theatrical readings of the poetry of Carl Sandburg and starred opposite her in the 1951 film "Payment on Demand"
Tina Louise - Her acting debut came in 1952 in the Bette Davis musical revue "Two's_Company_(musical)", followed by roles in other Broadway productions, such as "John Murray Anderson's Almanac", "The Fifth Season", and "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-" She appeared in such early live television dramas as "Studio One", "Producers' Showcase", and "Appointment with Adventure"
Jules Dassin - In 1952, after Dassin had been out of work for two years, actress Bette Davis hired him to direct her in the Broadway revue "Two's Company"
Ben Bagley - Performed by flame-haired newcomer Beverly Bozeman, this song had originally been written for Bette Davis in a 1952 musical revue, "Two's Company
Lauren Bacall - In 1955, a live television version of Bogart's own breakthrough, The Petrified Forest, was performed as a live installment of Producer's Showcase, a weekly dramatic anthology, featuring Bogart as Duke Mantee, Henry Fonda as Alan, and Bacall as Gabrielle, the part originally played in the 1936 movie by Bette Davis.
Allan Carr - In Chicago in the 1960s he opened the Civic Theater and financed "The World of Carl Sandburg" starring Bette Davis and Gary Merrill, as well as Eva Le Gallienne in "Mary Stuart", directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, and Tennessee Williams' "Garden District" featuring Cathleen Nesbitt and Diana Barrymore
Frank Capra - Capra's final theatrical film was with Glenn Ford and Bette Davis, named Pocketful of Miracles, a remake of his 1933 film Lady for a Day. In the mid-1960s he worked on pre-production for an adaptation of Martin Caidin's novel Marooned but budgetary constraints made him eventually shelve it.
In early 1963 while Raymond Burr was recovering from surgery, Bette Davis guest starred in the first of four episodes of "Perry Mason," with Mr. Burr doing only cameo roles
Les Tremayne - In 1963 Tremayne appeared in the "Perry Mason" episode, The Case of Constant Doyle, along with special guest attorney Bette Davis
Michael Parks - Parks appeared opposite Bette Davis as Cal Leonard in the 1963 "Perry Mason" episode, "The Case of Constant Doyle
In 1964, Jack Warner spoke of the "magic quality that transformed this sometimes bland and not beautiful little girl into a great artist," and in a 1988 interview, Davis remarked that, unlike many of her contemporaries, she had forged a career without the benefit of beauty
Paul Henreid - In 1964, Henreid directed "Dead Ringer", which starred Bette Davis and featured, in a minor role, the director's daughter, Monika
In the early 1970s, Bette Davis was invited to appear in New York, in a stage presentation, "Great Ladies of the American Cinema
Anne Baxter - Baxter returned to Broadway during the 1970s in "Applause", the musical version of "All About Eve", but this time in the "Margo Channing" role played by Bette Davis in the film
George Barrie - Annual Straw Hat *awards - Party by Fabergé June 16, 1970 at the George Barrie Townhouse with Bette Davis
Gary Conway - Conway starred with Bette Davis in the 1972 television movie "The Judge and Jake Wyler"
Allan Arbus - Arbus starred opposite Bette Davis in "Scream, Pretty Peggy" in 1973, and was featured as Gregory LaCava in "W.C. Fields and Me" in 1976
Ray Stricklyn - In 1973 he joined the public relations firm John Springer Associates in Los Angeles and became one of the most influential publicists in Hollywood , working with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters, Janet Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bette Davis
Eileen Heckart - She appeared in the Saturn *award-winning horror film "Burnt Offerings" in 1976 alongside Bette Davis
In 1977, Bette Davis became the first woman to be honored with the AFI Life Achievement award
Larry Cohen - Cohen finished the 1980s with "Wicked Stepmother" , in which the late Bette Davis made her last appearance
Alexa Kenin - She was featured in several episodes of the "ABC Afterschool Special" and in the 1982 TV film "A Piano for Mrs. Cimino" opposite Bette Davis
Bette Davis told Johnny Carson in a 1983 interview on "The Tonight Show" that as an actress, she wanted to be remembered as being a "good worker
Anne Baxter - In 1983, Baxter starred in the television series "Hotel", replacing Bette Davis after Davis became ill
Katy Manning - The play is based on a true 1985 story about Bette Davis inviting herself to a fan's house for a night and staying for a month, with Manning playing all the parts
Individual performances continued to receive praise; in 1987, Bill Collins analyzed "The Letter" , and described her performance as "a brilliant, subtle achievement," and wrote, "Bette Davis makes Leslie Crosbie one of the most extraordinary females in movies
In a 2000 review for "All About Eve," Roger Ebert noted, "Davis was a character, an icon with a grand style, so even her excesses are realistic
In 2006, "Premiere" magazine ranked her portrayal of Margo Channing in the film as "'fifth"' on their list of "100 Greatest Performances of All Time," commenting, "There is something deliciously audacious about her gleeful willingness to play such unattractive emotions as jealousy, bitterness, and neediness
Paula Wilcox - In 2008, Wilcox portrayed Bette Davis in a theatrical play, "Whatever Happened to the Cotton Dress Girl-"
Kim Carnes - Carnes made a brief appearance in Paris on January 26, 2013, performing "Bette Davis Eyes"
Susan Sarandon - In March 2017, Sarandon will portray Bette Davis in the first season of FX (FX_(TV_channel))'s anthology series "Feud"