Bette Davis

Born:  April 5, 1908, Lowell, Massachusetts

Died:  October 6, 1989, Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France


1931:  The Bad Sister, Seed, Waterloo Bridge, Way Back Home

1932:  The Menace, Hell’s House, The Man Who Played God, So Big, The Rich Are Always With Us, The Dark Horse, The Cabin in the Cotton, Three On A Match, 20 000 Years In Sing Sing

1933:  Parachute Jumper, The Working Man, Ex-Lady, Bureau of Missing Persons

1934:  The Big Shakedown, Fashions of 1934, Jimmy The Gent, Fog Over Frisco, Of Human Bondage, Housewife

1935:  Bordertown, The Girl From 10th Avenue, Front Page Woman, Special Agent, Dangerous

1936:  The Petrified Forest, The Golden Arrow, Satan Met A Lady

1937:  Marked Woman, Kid Galahad, That Certain Woman, It’s Love I‘m After

1938:  JezebelThe Sisters

1939:  Dark VictoryJuarez, The Old Maid, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

1940:  All This And Heaven Too, The Letter

1941:  The Great Lie, Shining Victory, The Bride Came C.O.D., The Little Foxes

1942:  The Man Who Came To Dinner, In This Our Life, Now Voyager

1943:  Watch On The Rhine, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Old Acquaintance

1944:  Mr. Skeffington, Hollywood Canteen

1945:  The Corn Is Green

1946:  A Stolen Life, Deception

1948:  Winter Meeting, June Bride

1949:  Beyond the Forest

1950:  All About Eve

1951:  Payment On Demand, Another Man’s Poison

1952:  Phone Call From A Stranger, The Star

1955:  The Virgin Queen

1956:  The Catered Affair, Storm Center

1959:  John Paul Jones, The Scapegoat

1961:  Pocketful of Miracles

1962:  What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

1963:  The Empty Canvas

1964:  Dead Ringer, Where Love Has Gone, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte

1965:  The Nanny

1968:  The Anniversary

1970:  Connecting Rooms

1971:  Bunny O’Hare

1972:  Madame Sin, The Scopone Game

1976:  Burnt Offerings

1978:  Return From Witch Mountain, Death on The Nile

1980:  The Watcher In The Woods

1987:  The Whales of August

1989:  Wicked Stepmother


Academy Awards:  Best Actress, Dangerous (1935); Jezebel (1938)
Nominations:  Best Actress, Of Human Bondage (1934, unofficial); Dark Victory (1939); The Letter (1940); The Little Foxes (1941); Now Voyager (1942); Mr. Skeffington (1944); All About Eve (1950); The Star (1952); What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (1962)

Golden Globe Award:  Cecil B. DeMille Award, 1973
Nominations:  Best Actress-Drama, All About Eve (1950); Best Actress-Comedy or Musical, Pocketful Of Miracles (1961); Best Actress-Drama, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (1962)

Emmy Award:  Best Lead Actress-Limited Series/Special, Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979)
Nominations:  Best Individual Achievement-Program, ABC’s Wide World Of Entertainment (1974); Best Lead Actress-Limited Series/Special, White Mama (1980); Best Supporting Actress-Limited Series/Special, Little Gloria…Happy At Last (1983)

Cannes Film Festival Award:  Best Actress, All About Eve (1950)

Venice Film Festival Award:  Best Actress, Kid Galahad, Marked Woman (1937)


Photo by John Irving