Bette Davis

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Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. With a career spanning 60 years and 100 acting credits, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary... read more

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. With a career spanning 60 years and 100 acting credits, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greater successes were in romantic dramas. A recipient of two Academy Awards, she was the first thespian to garner ten nominations.

Birth Name

Ruth Elizabeth Davis

Born

Sunday, 05 April 1908

Died

Friday, 06 October 1989

Actress Filmography

Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On Self (archive footage) 2020
Mike Wallace Is Here Self (archive footage) 2019
Hollywood Insider Himself 2018
The Fabulous Allan Carr Herself (archive footage) 2017
Listen To Me Marlon Herself 2015
And the Oscar Goes To... Herself (archive footage) 2014
Vito (archive footage) 2011
Kinuyo Tanaka's New Departure Herself (archive footage) 2009
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (archive footage) 2009
Warner at War (archive footage) 2008
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On Self (archive footage) 2020
Mike Wallace Is Here Self (archive footage) 2019
Hollywood Insider Himself 2018
The Fabulous Allan Carr Herself (archive footage) 2017
Listen To Me Marlon Herself 2015
And the Oscar Goes To... Herself (archive footage) 2014
Vito (archive footage) 2011
Kinuyo Tanaka's New Departure Herself (archive footage) 2009
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (archive footage) 2009
Warner at War (archive footage) 2008
Never Apologize Herself (archive footage) 2008
Hollywood contra Franco Sara Muller (archive footage) 2008
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema Herself (archive footage) 2007
The Adventures of Errol Flynn Queen Elizabeth (archive footage) 2005
Dead Famous Herself (archive footage) 2004
Christmas from Hollywood Herself (archive footage) 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Herself (archive footage) 2003
Complicated Women Herself (archive footage) 2003
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles Of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Herself (archive footage) 2002
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend Margo Channing (archive footage) 2000
All About My Mother 1999
E! Mysteries & Scandals Bette Davis (archive footage), Herself (archive footage) 1998
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Herself (archive footage) 1997
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Herself (archive footage) 1995
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. Herself (archive footage) 1991
Wicked Stepmother Miranda Pierpoint 1989
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Actress in a film clip (archive footage) 1988
Entertaining the Troops Herself (archive footage) 1988
The Whales Of August Libby Strong 1987
American Masters Self (archive footage), Self 1986
As Summers Die Hannah Loftin 1986
Murder with Mirrors Carrie Louise Serrocold 1985
Right of Way Miniature Dwyer 1983
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983
Showbiz Goes To War (archive footage) 1982
Little Gloria... Happy at Last Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt 1982
Little Gloria... Happy at Last Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt 1982
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Doris Davermont (archive footage) 1982
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra Herself 1982
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino Esther McDonald Cimino 1982
Family Reunion Elizabeth Winfield 1981
Entertainment Tonight Herself 1981
Skyward Billie Dupree 1980
The Watcher in the Woods Mrs. Aylwood 1980
White Mama Adele Malone 1980
Windows Charlotte Vale (archive footage) 1980
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter Lucy Mason 1979
The Horror Show (archive footage) 1979
Death On The Nile Mrs. Van Schuyler 1978
Return From Witch Mountain Letha 1978
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home Widow Fortune 1978
Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette Marie van Schuyler 1978
Laugh-In Guest Performer, Herself - Guest 1977
The Disappearance of Aimee Minnie Kennedy 1976
Burnt Offerings Aunt Elizabeth 1976
Arena Herself (archive footage), Herself 1975
Dinah! Herself - Guest 1974
Scream, Pretty Peggy Mrs. Elliott 1973
The Scopone Game 'A vecchia 1972
Madame Sin Madame Sin 1972
Bunny O'Hare Bunny O'Hare 1971
Parkinson Herself - Guest 1971
This Is Your Life Herself 1971
Connecting Rooms Wanda Fleming 1970
The David Frost Show Herself - Guest 1969
The Anniversary Mrs. Taggart 1968
It Takes a Thief Bessie Grindel 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Herself - Guest 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Herself 1967
The Milton Berle Show Herself - Guest 1966
Hollywood My Home Town Herself (archive footage) 1965
The Nanny Nanny 1965
The Dean Martin Show Herself - Guest 1965
The Love Goddesses Herself (archive footage) 1965
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte Charlotte Hollis 1964
Where Love Has Gone Mrs. Gerald Hayden 1964
That Regis Philbin Show Herself - Guest 1964
Dead Ringer Edith Phillips 1964
The Hollywood Palace Herself, Herself - Dramatic Reader, Herself - Hostess 1964
The Empty Canvas Dino's mother 1963
Hollywood and the Stars Herself 1963
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Baby Jane Hudson 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest, Herself 1962
The Jack Paar Program Herself 1962
The Andy Williams Show Herself - Guest 1962
The Virginian Celia Miller 1962
Pocketful of Miracles Apple Annie 1961
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Co-Host, Herself - Guest 1961
Here's Hollywood Herself 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Sarah Whitney 1959
The Scapegoat Countess 1959
John Paul Jones Empress Catherine the Great 1959
The Kraft Music Hall Herself 1958
Suspicion Mrs. Wilfred Ellis 1957
Perry Mason Constant Doyle 1957
Wagon Train Bettina May, Ella Lindstrom, Madame Elizabeth McQueeny 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Herself - Guest 1957
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Herself - Guest 1956
Storm Center Alicia Hull 1956
The Catered Affair Aggie Hurley 1956
Telephone Time Mrs. Beatrice Enter 1956
The 20th Century-Fox Hour Marie Hoke 1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Miss Fox 1955
Gunsmoke Etta Stone 1955
The Virgin Queen Queen Elizabeth I 1955
Studio 57 Paula 1954
Person to Person Herself - Guest 1953
General Electric Theater Christine Marlowe, Miss Burrows 1953
The Star Margaret Elliot 1952
The Ford Television Theatre Dolley Madison 1952
Phone Call from a Stranger Marie Hoke 1952
Another Man's Poison Janet Frobisher 1951
Schlitz Playhouse Irene Van Buren 1951
Payment On Demand Joyce Ramsey 1951
All About Eve Margo 1950
All Star Revue Guest Actress 1950
What's My Line? Herself - Mystery Guest 1950
Beyond the Forest Rosa Moline 1949
June Bride Linda Gilman 1948
Winter Meeting Susan Grieve 1948
Deception Christine Radcliffe 1946
A Stolen Life Patricia Bosworth 1946
The Corn Is Green Miss Lilly Moffat 1945
Hollywood Canteen Bette Davis 1944
Mr. Skeffington Fanny Trellis Skeffington 1944
The Present with a Future Mother 1943
Old Acquaintance Kit Marlowe 1943
Thank Your Lucky Stars Bette Davis 1943
Watch On The Rhine Sara Muller 1943
Show-Business at War Herself 1943
Now, Voyager Charlotte Vale 1942
In This Our Life Stanley Timberlake 1942
The Man Who Came to Dinner Maggie Cutler 1942
Breakdowns of 1942 Herself (uncredited) 1942
Breakdowns of 1941 Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941
The Little Foxes Regina Giddens 1941
The Bride Came C.O.D. Joan Winfield 1941
Shining Victory Nurse (uncredited) 1941
The Great Lie Maggie Patterson 1941
The Letter Leslie Crosbie 1940
All This, and Heaven Too Henriette Deluzy-Desportes 1940
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Herself 1940
The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex Queen Elizabeth 1939
The Old Maid Charlotte Lovell 1939
Juarez Carlota of Mexico 1939
Dark Victory Judith Traherne 1939
The Sisters Louise Elliott 1938
Jezebel Julie Marsden 1938
Breakdowns of 1938 Herself 1938
It's Love I'm After Joyce Arden 1937
That Certain Woman Mary Donnell 1937
Kid Galahad Louise 'Fluff' Phillips 1937
A Day at Santa Anita Bette Davis (uncredited) 1937
Marked Woman Mary Dwight Strauber 1937
Breakdowns of 1937 Herself 1937
Breakdowns of 1936 Herself 1936
Satan Met a Lady Valerie Purvis 1936
The Golden Arrow Daisy Appleby 1936
The Petrified Forest Gabrielle Maple 1936
Dangerous Joyce Heath 1935
A Dream Comes True Herself (uncredited) 1935
Special Agent Julie Gardner 1935
Front Page Woman Ellen Garfield 1935
The Girl from 10th Avenue Miriam A. Brady 1935
Bordertown Marie Roark 1935
Housewife Patricia Berkeley 1934
Of Human Bondage Mildred Rogers 1934
Fog Over Frisco Arlene Bradford 1934
Jimmy the Gent Joan Martin 1934
Fashions of 1934 Lynn Mason 1934
The Big Shakedown Norma Nelson 1934
Bureau Of Missing Persons Norma Roberts 1933
Ex-Lady Helen Bauer 1933
The Working Man Jenny Hartland / Jane Grey 1933
Parachute Jumper Patricia 'Alabama' Brent 1933
Just Around the Corner Ginger 1933
20,000 Years In Sing Sing Fay Wilson 1932
Three on a Match Ruth Wescott 1932
The Cabin in the Cotton Madge Norwood 1932
The Dark Horse Kay Russell 1932
The Rich Are Always with Us Malbro 1932
So Big! Miss Dallas O'Mara 1932
The Man Who Played God Grace Blair 1932
Hell's House Peggy Gardner 1932
The Menace Peggy Lowell 1932
Way Back Home Mary Lucy 1931
Waterloo Bridge Janet Cronin 1931
Seed Margaret Carter 1931
The Bad Sister Laura Madison 1931

Producer Filmography

1983 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Won
1974 Emmy Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement Nominated
1963 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1963 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
1962 Golden Globe Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1953 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1951 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1951 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
1945 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1936 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1935 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
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