Bette Davis

Actress Bette Davis Full Name: Bette Davis


Profession: Actress
Why Famous: All About Eve, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Born: April 5, 1908
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Died: October 6, 1989 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Married Life

  • 1932-08-18 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)
  • 1938-12-06 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage
  • 1940-12-31 Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona
  • 1945-11-30 Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry
  • 1950-07-28 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico
  • 1960-07-06 Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage

Historical Events in the Life of Bette Davis

  • 1930-12-23 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios
  • 1936-03-05 8th Academy Awards: "Mutiny on the Bounty", Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins
  • 1939-02-23 11th Academy Awards: "You Can’t Take It With You", Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins
  • 1942-10-22 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York
  • 1950-10-13 "All About Eve" directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter premieres (Academy Awards Best Picture 1951)
  • 1977-03-02 Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award
  • 1981-05-16 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
  • 1981-06-27 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot

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