Take Ten: Bette Davis

Davis in the film, “The Little Foxes.”

Silver screen icon Bette Davis was born on April 5, 1908 – 110 years ago. Depending on your age, you might remember her more for her sultry, smart, or smoldering movie roles (The Little Foxes, All About Eve), or more for her crazy ones (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?). Or, if you’re my age, you might not be able to remember her without thinking of the Kim Carnes hit song of the 80s, Bette Davis Eyes.

Learn more about this fascinating actress, or watch a great performance, by checking out one of these titles:



Bette Davis – David Thomson

Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis – Ed SikovDark victory : the life of Bette Davis

The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, A Personal Biography – Charlotte Chandler

I’d Love to Kiss You: Conversations with Bette Davis – Whitney Stine

Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis – Kathryn Sermak

Warner Brothers: The Making of an American Movie Studio – David Thomson



All About Eve

The Watcher in the Woods

The Whales of August

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?




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