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Bette Davis

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in the trailer for The Letter (1940).

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Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

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  • Born: Ruth Elizabeth Davis April 5, 1908 Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Died: October 6, 1989 (aged 81) Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Cause of death: Breast cancer
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills Cemetery
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1929–1989
  • Spouse(s): Harmon Nelson (m. 1932–1938; divorced) Arthur Farnsworth (m. 1940–1943; his death) William Grant Sherry (m. 1945–1950; divorced) Gary Merrill (m. 1950–1960; divorced)
  • Children: Barbara Sherry (b. 1947) Margot Merrill (b. 1950) Michael Merrill (b. 1952)

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