Biografia de Bette Davis

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Dados Pessoais

Nome: Ruth Elizabeth Davis
Nascimento e local: 05/04/1908, Lowell, EUA
Morte: 06/10/1989, Neully-sur-Seine, França, câncer
Ocupação: atriz
Nacionalidade: Americana
Casamentos: Harmon Nelson, Arthur Farnsworth, William Grant Sherry, Gary Merrill
Filhos: Barbara Davis Hyman, Michael e Margot (adotados)

Biografia

Bette Davis nasceu na Nova Inglaterra, e sua carreira teve início na Broadway em 1928. Queria ser dançarina, mas queria também ganhar muito dinheiro. Decidiu ser atriz. Dois anos estreava no cinema, na Universal, com “Bad sister” (1931). Depois disso foi pra a Warner, onde estrearia grandes sucessos, dos quais ganhando 2 Oscars em Perig a (1935) e Jezebel (1938). Fez ainda Escravos do desejo (1934), Mulher marcada”, dentre outros.

Era extremamente temperamental, tornaram-se públicas suas discussões com Jack Warner sobre salários e roteiros. Saiu da Warner em 1949 e no ano seguinte fez “A malvada”. Durante a década de 60 fez filmes de baixo orçamento, dos quais “O que aconteceu a Baby Jane?”, de 1962, onde ela protagonizou com sua rival (nas telas e na vida) Joan Crawford. . Tornou-se presidente da Academia em 1941 e concorreu a 10 Oscars como melhor atriz. Em 1977 recebeu o American Film Institute pela sua carreira.

Bette faleceu em 1989, aos 81 anos, depois de vários derrames cerebrais.

Filmografia

ATRIZ

1. Wicked Stepmother (1989) as Miranda.
2. Whales of August, The (1987) as Libby Strong.
3. As Summers Die (1986) as Hannah Loftin.
4. Agatha Christie’s Murder With Mirrors (1985) as Carrie Louise Serrocold.
5. Bette Davis: The Benevolent Volcano (1984) as Interviewee.
6. Hotel (1983) as Mrs Trent.
7. Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983) as Herself (Archival Footage).
8. Right of Way (1983) as Mini Dwyer.
9. Piano For Mrs. Cimino (1982) as Esther Cimino.
10. White Mama (1980) as Estelle Malone.
11. Watcher in the Woods, The (1980) as Mrs Aylwood.
12. Skyward (1980) as Billie Dupree.
13. Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979) as Lucy Mason.
14. Death on the Nile (1978) as Mrs Van Schuyler.
15. Return From Witch Mountain (1978) as Letha Wedge.
16. Burnt Offerings (1976) as Aunt Elizabeth.
17. Disappearance of Aimee, The (1976) as Minnie Kennedy.
18. Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973) as Mrs Elliot.
19. Madame Sin (1972) as Madame Sin.
20. Judge and Jake Wyler, The (1972) as Judge Meredith.
21. Lo Scopone Scientifico (1972) as Millionairess.
22. Bunny O’Hare (1971) as Bunny O’Hare .
23. Connecting Rooms (1969)
24. The Anniversary (1968) as Mrs. Taggart .
25. The Nanny (1965) as Nanny .
26. The Empty Canvas (1964) as Dino’s mother .
27. Where Love Has Gone (1964) as Mrs. Gerald Hayden .
28. Dead Ringer (1964) as Margaret de Lorca/Edith Philips .
29. Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) as Charlotte Hollis .
30. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) as Jane Hudson .
31. Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Apple Annie, also known as Mrs. E. Worthington Manville .
32. The Scapegoat (1959) as Countess [De Gué] .
33. John Paul Jones (1959) as Catherine the Great .
34. The Catered Affair (1956) as Mrs. Tom [Aggie] Hurley .
35. Storm Center (1956) as Alicia Hull .
36. The Virgin Queen (1955) as Queen Elizabeth .
37. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) as Marie Hoke .
38. The Star (1952) as Margaret Elliott .
39. Another Man’s Poison (1952) as Janet Frobisher [Preston] .
40. Payment on Demand (1951) as Joyce Ramsey .
41. All About Eve (1950) as Margo [Channing] .
42. Beyond the Forest (1949) as Rosa Moline .
43. Winter Meeting (1948) as Susan Grieve .
44. June Bride (1948) as Linda Gilman .
45. A Stolen Life (1946) as Kate/Pat Bosworth .
46. Deception (1946) as Christine Radcliffe .
47. The Corn Is Green (1945) as Lily Cristobel Moffat .
48. Hollywood Canteen (1944) as .
49. Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Fanny Trellis Skeffington .
50. Watch on the Rhine (1943) as Sara Muller .
51. Old Acquaintance (1943) as Kit Marlowe .
52. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Herself .
53. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) as Maggie Cutler .
54. In This Our Life (1942) as Stanley Timberlake .
55. Now, Voyager (1942) as Charlotte Vale .
56. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) as Joan Winfield .
57. The Great Lie (1941) as Maggie [Patterson] .
58. The Little Foxes (1941) as Regina [Hubbard] Giddens .
59. The Letter (1940) as Leslie Crosbie .
60. All This, and Heaven Too (1940) as Henriette Deluzy-Desportes .
61. Dark Victory (1939) as Judith Traherne .
62. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) as Queen Elizabeth .
63. The Old Maid (1939) as Charlotte Lovell .
64. Juarez (1939) as Carlota .
65. The Sisters (1938) as Louise Elliott .
66. Jezebel (1938) as Julie [Marsden] .
67. It’s Love I’m After (1937) as Joyce [Arden] .
68. That Certain Woman (1937) as Mary Donnell .
69. Kid Galahad (1937) as Fluff [Louise Phillips] .
70. Marked Woman (1937) as Mary [Dwight Strauber] .
71. Satan Met a Lady (1936) as Valerie Purvis .
72. The Petrified Forest (1936) as Gabrielle Maple .
73. The Golden Arrow (1936) as Daisy Appleby .
74. Bordertown (1935) as Marie Roark .
75. Front Page Woman (1935) as Ellen Garfield .
76. Dangerous (1935) as Joyce Heath .
77. Special Agent (1935) as Julie Gardner .
78. The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) as Miriam Brady .
79. Of Human Bondage (1934) as Mildred Rogers .
80. Fog over Frisco (1934) as Arlene [Bradford] .
81. The Big Shakedown (1934) as Norma [Nelson] .
82. Fashions of 1934 (1934) as Lynn [Mason] .
83. Jimmy the Gent (1934) as Joan [Martin] .
84. Housewife (1934) as Patricia Berkeley .
85. The Working Man (1933) as Jenny [Hartland] .
86. Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) as Norma [Roberts] Phillips .
87. Ex-Lady (1933) as Helen [Bauer] .
88. Parachute Jumper (1933) as Alabama [Patrica Kent] .
89. Hell’s House (1932) as Peggy Gardner .
90. The Dark Horse (1932) as Kay Russell .
91. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) as Fay Wilson .
92. Three on a Match (1932) as Ruth Westcott .
93. The Rich Are Always with Us (1932) as Malbro .
94. So Big (1932) as Dallas O’Mara .
95. The Menace (1932) as Peggy Lowell .
96. Cabin in the Cotton (1932) as Madge [Norwood] .
97. The Man Who Played God (1932) as Grace Blair .
98. Bad Sister (1931) as Laura Madison .
99. Way Back Home (1931) as Mary Lucy [Duffy] .
100. Seed (1931) as Margaret Carter, ten years later .
101. Waterloo Bridge (1931) as Janet Cronin .

PARTICIPAÇÃO ESPECIAL

102. What Is This Thing Called Love? (1993)
103. 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1987)
104. Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1987) as Award Recipient.
105. Directed By William Wyler (1986) as Herself.
106. American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
107. Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals ’72 (1972)
108. Elisabeth McQueeney Story, The (1959) as Elisabeth Mcqueeney.
109. Star Maker, The (1958) as The Agent.

ATRIZ (MINI-SERIE)

110. Family Reunion (1981) as Elizabeth Winfield.
CAST (TV Mini-Series)
111. Little Gloria, Happy At Last (1982) as Alice Claypoole Vanderbilt.
112. Dark Secret of Harvest Home, The (1978) as Widow Fortune.

VÁRIOS

113. World News – 1954 (1954)
114. PRESENT WITH A FUTURE: BETTE DAVIS CHRISTMAS WAR BONDS TRAILER (1943)
115. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
116. Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)
117. Breakdowns of 1937 (1937)
118. Day at Santa Anita, A (1937)
119. 1936 ACADEMY AWARDS – RAW NEWS FOOTAGE (1936)
120. A Dream Comes True: The Making of an Unusual Motion Picture (1935)
121. The 42nd. Street Special (1933)
122. Stars on Horseback (1943)
123. Voice That Thrilled the World, The (1943)
124. Breakdowns of 1941 (1941)

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