Bette Davis

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Cooper Square Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 375 pages
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"Culled largely from the actress's private diaries, scrapbooks, and previously unpublished letters - as well as conversations with her friends, lovers, fellow actors, and family members - here is the full story of cinematic legend Bette Davis (1908-1989). Barbara Leaming chronicles the Academy Award-winner's work in such memorable films as Of Human Bondage, Jezebel, Dark Victory, All About Eve, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, as well as her four unhappy marriages, her notorious legal battles with Warner Bros., and her struggles with both alcoholism and mental illness."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Review: Bette Davis: A Biography

User Review  - Allison C. McCulloch - Goodreads

Sort of quenched my thirst for all things Bette-related. Read this years ago (thought it was around 2006 or 2007, but I guess I marked it 2003). It had great perspective and is probably better than ... Read full review

Review: Bette Davis: A Biography

User Review  - Bar6ara - Goodreads

I'd say its a good companion book to other Davis biographies. I particularly liked the focus on the acting, the scenes from films, that other books I read haven't discussed. I think with the other books it has given me a fuller picture of the complexities of this great star. Read full review


Bette Davis
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About the author (2003)

Known for her highly regarded biographies Mrs. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Orson Welles, Barbara Leaming lives in Great River, New York.

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