Bette Davis

Bette Davis

“I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.”

Bette Davis

On April 5, 1908 Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis American actress with a career spanning more than 50 years and 100 acting credits was born. A recipient of two Academy Awards, she was the first thespian to accrue ten nominations. Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, a club venue for food, dancing and entertainment for servicemen during World War II, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was also the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. In 1999, Davis was placed second behind Katharine Hepburn on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest female stars of the classical Hollywood cinema era. [Wikipedia ]

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