in the trailer for The Letter (1940).
|Born||Ruth Elizabeth Davis|
5 Apryle 1908
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Dee'd||6 October 1989 (aged 81)|
Cause o daith
|Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills Seemetry|
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Harmon Nelson |
(m. 1932–1938; divorced)
(m. 1940–1943; his death)
William Grant Sherry
(m. 1945–1950; divorced)
(m. 1950–1960; divorced)
|Bairns||Barbara Sherry (b. 1947)|
Margot Merrill (b. 1950)
Michael Merrill (b. 1952)
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (5 Apryle 1908 – 6 October 1989) wis an American actress o film, televeesion an theatre. Wi a career spannin 60 years, she is regairdit as ane o the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She wis noted for playin unsympathetic, sardonic chairacters, an wis famous for her performances in a range o film genres, frae contemporary crime melodramas tae historical an period films, suspense horror, an occasional comedies, awtho her greatest successes war her roles in romantic dramas.