A standard biography of the famed actress recounting her childhood, early films and her rise to stardom. Her father abandoned the family when she was quite young and she remained close to her domineering mother. As she became more popular she had many fights with Jack Warner, the head of Warner Brothers studio, but eventually managed to exert greater control over her career. She was nominated for several Oscars. Her private life life included several failed marriages and she was deeply hurt when her daughter, who was her closest companion for several years, wrote a tell-all and unflattering memoir of her life.
Did You Know?
This documentary claimed that Bette Davis
received her eighth Oscar nomination for her film The Star
, but she actually received her ninth nomination for that film. Davis garnered her eighth nod two years earlier for the film All About Eve
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Features The Letter
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole See more