Tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. Written by
Did You Know?
Both leading actors are considerably older that the real life individuals they are playing. Bette Davis was 54 during filming of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane - Susan Sarandon is 70. Joan Crawford was 56, Jessica Lange is 67.
Additionally, 63 year old Alfred Molina
is much older than the real Robert Aldrich
's age of 44 at the time. On the other hand, Stanley Tucci
is 56 years old and playing 70 year old Jack L. Warner
. See more
Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon alternated top billing in the opening credits on alternate episodes. See more