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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 14,344,235 page views. Her biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Bette Davis is the 156th most popular actor (down from 139th in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from United States (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 76th 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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  • 85

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  • 4.77

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  • 5.83

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Among actors, Bette Davis ranks 156 out of 9,996Before her are Christopher Plummer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman, Jeanne Moreau, and Angelina Jolie. After her are Nick Nolte, Geraldine Chaplin, Shirley MacLaine, Timothy Dalton, Gloria Stuart, and Laura Antonelli.

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Among people born in 1908, Bette Davis ranks 16Before her are Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Olivier Messiaen, Lev Landau, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. After her are Simon Wiesenthal, Geli Raubal, Anna Magnani, John Bardeen, Edward Teller, and Mika Waltari. Among people deceased in 1989, Bette Davis ranks 19Before her are Elena Ceaușescu, Lee Van Cleef, Andrei Gromyko, Laurence Olivier, Osamu Tezuka, and Vladimir Horowitz. After her are János Kádár, Silvana Mangano, Dolores Ibárruri, Sándor Márai, Thomas Bernhard, and Hu Yaobang.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bette Davis ranks 284 out of 18,182Before her are George Marshall (1880), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Diane Keaton (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), Angelina Jolie (1975), and Brian Wilson (1942). After her are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Nick Nolte (1941), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Norbert Wiener (1894), Shirley MacLaine (1934), and Mario Puzo (1920).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bette Davis ranks 76Before her are Christopher Lloyd (1938), Joe Pesci (1943), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Diane Keaton (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), and Angelina Jolie (1975). After her are Nick Nolte (1941), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Gloria Stuart (1910), Eli Wallach (1915), and Audie Murphy (1925).

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