Bette Davis

1908 - 1989

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Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress with a career spanning more than 50 years and 100 acting credits. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greater successes were in romantic dramas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bette Davis has received more than 12,620,768 page views. Her biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Bette Davis is the 139th most popular actor (down from 123rd in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from United States (down from 246th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular American Actor.

Bette Davis is most famous for her role in the movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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Among actors, Bette Davis ranks 139 out of 10,030Before her are Shirley Temple, Diane Keaton, Jean Gabin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Plummer, and Pierce Brosnan. After her are Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Walker, Charlotte Rampling, Joe Pesci, Peter Ustinov, and Spencer Tracy.

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Among people born in 1908, Bette Davis ranks 15Before her are Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Olivier Messiaen. After her are Lev Landau, Geli Raubal, Edward Teller, Simon Wiesenthal, Mika Waltari, and Anna Magnani. Among people deceased in 1989, Bette Davis ranks 17Before her are Andrei Sakharov, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Laurence Olivier, Lee Van Cleef, and Osamu Tezuka. After her are Andrei Gromyko, Vladimir Horowitz, Sándor Márai, János Kádár, Thomas Bernhard, and Dolores Ibárruri.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bette Davis ranks 272 out of 15,968Before her are Shirley Temple (1928), Michael Jordan (1963), Diane Keaton (1946), Hugh Hefner (1926), Philip Kotler (1931), and Leonardo DiCaprio (1974). After her are Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Paul Walker (1973), B.B. King (1925), Jay Leno (1950), Joe Pesci (1943), and Ezra Pound (1885).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bette Davis ranks 72Before her are Oliver Hardy (1892), Burt Lancaster (1913), Rita Hayworth (1918), Shirley Temple (1928), Diane Keaton (1946), and Leonardo DiCaprio (1974). After her are Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Paul Walker (1973), Joe Pesci (1943), Spencer Tracy (1900), Eli Wallach (1915), and Fred Astaire (1899).

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