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"Culled largely from the actress's private diaries, scrapbooks, and previously unpublished letters - as well as conversations with her friends, lovers, fellow actors, and family members - here is the full story of cinematic legend Bette Davis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  - Lucy Rodriguez-Seda - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book. Well written very entertaining. I think Barbara Leaming gave us a very good insight into Bette Davis life. She appeared much more likable that I'd remember. Overall I enjoyed the book. Read full review

Review: Bette Davis: A Biography

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

why write a biography when you have so much disdain for your subject 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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