WorldCat Identities

Davis, Bette 1908-1989

Overview
Works: 678 works in 2,185 publications in 6 languages and 65,287 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Romance films  Horror films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Artist, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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All about Eve by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

100 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit
What ever happened to Baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

56 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation
Of human bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

135 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the ill-fated romance between a well-to-do club-footed medical student and a vulgar waitress
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

50 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

46 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

35 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

44 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Giddens is a woman who will stop at nothing to outwit her brothers in running the family business, even if it means sacrificing the health of her husband or the love of her young daughter
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself questioned by police when his partner is killed. Spade's partner's activities at the time of his death had to do with the one-of-a-kind Maltese Falcon, a gold-encrusted statue of a bird
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie( Visual )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amidst the Egyptian landscape, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress
Hush...hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A southern belle finds out the truth about her husband's murder when her cousin reopens the case
The letter by William Wyler( Visual )

60 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend
The petrified forest by Archie L Mayo( Visual )

36 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rundown diner bakes in the Arizona heat. Inside, fugitive killer Duke Mantee sweats out a manhunt, holding disillusioned writer Alan Squier, young waitress Gabby Maple, and a handful of others hostage
The man who came to dinner by George S Kaufman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a lecture tour in the midwest, an acid-tongued radio celebrity and his secretary accept a dinner invitation from an ordinary, all-American family. Unfortunately, he breaks his hip and must move in to recuperate -- bringing his eccentric lifestyle and oddball friends into their well-ordered lives
Mother Goddam : the story of the career of Bette Davis by Whitney Stine( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Hollywood's famous actresses offers a running commentary of personal sidelights to the movies in which she appeared
The watcher in the woods by Walt Disney Pictures( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a teenage girl and her family move into an old English estate, she immediately senses a strange and powerful presence. The caretaker reveals that her own daughter mysteriously disappeared years before. Shows how the girl pieces together the solution to the mystery
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging apple seller poses as a wealthy grande dame to help her daughter marry into a legitimately wealthy family. A comic collection of gangsters help her in her charade
"I'd love to kiss you-- " : conversations with Bette Davis by Whitney Stine( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of interviews and conversations with Bette Davis provides a revealing look at the critically acclaimed actress, her personal life, her distinguished career, and her opinions about friends, family, and colleagues
Bette Davis speaks by Boze Hadleigh( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 'n that by Bette Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts how she recovered from a mastectomy and a stroke, shares her feelings about her daughter's book about her, and discusses the latter part of her long successful film career
The lonely life : an autobiography by Bette Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her early struggles for a stage career, unhappy marriages, hard work and success told in a lighthearted, bantering style
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Elisabeth Ruth 1908-1989

Davis, Ruth Elisabeth 1908-1989

Davis, Ruth Elizabeth

Davis, Ruth Elizabeth 1908-

Davis, Ruth Elizabeth 1908-1989

Dėvis, Bėtt, 1908-1989

Languages
English (860)

German (7)

French (6)

Spanish (6)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
What ever happened to Baby Jane?Now, voyagerJezebelDark victoryThe little foxesThe letterThe petrified forestThe man who came to dinner