"Did I ever try to be low-key? Never, never, never! I fought that from the beginning. I think that acting should be larger than life."
NAME: Bette Davis
OCCUPATION: Actress, Pin-up
BIRTH DATE: April 05, 1908
DEATH DATE: October 06, 1989
EDUCATION: Cushing Academy, John Murray Anderson/Robert Milton School of Theatre and Dance
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lowell, Massachusetts
PLACE OF DEATH: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
ORIGINALLY: Ruth Elizabeth Davis
AKA: Ruth Elizabeth Davis
NICKNAME: "The Fifth Warner Brother"
NICKNAME: "First Lady of the American Screen"
Bette Davis, is remembered as one of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies, famous for her larger than life persona and for her nearly 100 film appearances. Bette Davis was born on April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts. After a brief theater career, she became one of the biggest stars in the Hollywood studio system, appearing in nearly 100 films before her death in 1989. Davis is still considered an icon for her performances in such films as All Above Eve and Dark Victory, as well as for her larger-than-life persona both on and off the silver screen.