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Follows screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and how their feud on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) all began.
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 Joan Crawford (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Bette Davis (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Hedda Hopper (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mamacita (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Robert Aldrich (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Jack Warner (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Pauline Jameson (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Olivia de Havilland (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Victor Buono (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Adam Friedman (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Joan Blondell (5 episodes, 2017)
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 B.D. Merrill / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Harriet Aldrich (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Cindy Crawford (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Cathy Crawford (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Peter (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Joseph Cotten (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Marty (2 episodes, 2017)
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 George Cukor (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Agnes Moorehead (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Adell Aldrich (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Bill Aldrich (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Frank Sinatra (2 episodes, 2017)
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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 FX

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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 »

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Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon alternated top billing in the opening credits on alternate episodes. See more »

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An Ending To Cherish
24 April 2017 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Superb. The dream, the wish, the thought. Sitting at a table face to face to say, I'm sorry. Thank you to Ryan Murphy and everyone concerned. Jessica Lange gives a performance that will live for ever, so does Susan Sarandon, in the last episode, her Bette Davis is there, totally, absolutely, chillingly there. What a thrill! Jessica Lange has five or six moments that I think will remain as "acting" landmarks. Alfred Molina's Robert Aldrich, devastating, brilliant! And Jack Warner's Stanley Tucci, a repellent delight. Fabulous eight episodes, eight! Enough to keep us wishing for more.


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