WorldCat Identities

Davis, Bette 1908-1989

Overview
Works: 695 works in 2,235 publications in 5 languages and 65,553 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Children's films  Comedy films  Romance films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Artist, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Bette Davis
 
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All about Eve by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

101 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment she glimpses her idol on Broadway, Eve Harington (Anne baxter) strives relentlessly to upstage Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Cunningly stealing Margo's role, Eve then disrupts the lives of Margo's director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), and her other friends in this juicy, witty drama
What ever happened to Baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

55 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation
Of human bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

136 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the ill-fated romance between a well-to-do club-footed medical student and a vulgar waitress
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

51 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

47 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

36 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

46 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Giddens is a woman who will stop at nothing to outwit her brothers in running the family business, even if it means sacrificing the health of her husband or the love of her young daughter
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

7 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Spade is a partner in a privaate eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while trailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the Maltese Falcon, a gold encrusted life size statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie( Visual )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amidst the Egyptian landscape, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress
Hush...hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A southern belle finds out the truth about her husband's murder when her cousin reopens the case
The letter by William Wyler( Visual )

61 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend
The petrified forest by Archie L Mayo( Visual )

39 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rundown diner bakes in the Arizona heat. Inside, fugitive killer Duke Mantee sweats out a manhunt, holding disillusioned writer Alan Squier, young waitress Gabby Maple, and a handful of others hostage
Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key( Visual )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escape to Witch Mountain: Two young orphans with supernatural powers are adopted by a powerful and ruthless millionaire who plans to hold them captive and use their psychic gifts for his own selfish purposes. The children make a daring escape and learn they are actually castaways from another world
The man who came to dinner by George S Kaufman( Visual )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a lecture tour in the midwest, an acid-tongued radio celebrity and his secretary accept a dinner invitation from an ordinary, all-American family. Unfortunately, he breaks his hip and must move in to recuperate -- bringing his eccentric lifestye and oddball friends into their well-ordered lives
Mother Goddam : the story of the career of Bette Davis by Whitney Stine( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Hollywood's famous actresses offers a running commentary of personal sidelights to the movies in which she appeared
The watcher in the woods by Walt Disney Pictures( Visual )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American family moves into a remote English house in the woods, the two daughters begin to see a young girl who vanished in the woods during a solar eclipse 20 years ago. Is it a ghost, or something more?
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging apple seller poses as a wealthy grande dame to help her daughter marry into a legitimately wealthy family. A comic collection of gangsters help her in her charade
"I'd love to kiss you-- " : conversations with Bette Davis by Whitney Stine( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of interviews and conversations with Bette Davis provides a revealing look at the critically acclaimed actress, her personal life, her distinguished career, and her opinions about friends, family, and colleagues
Bette Davis speaks by Boze Hadleigh( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 'n that by Bette Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts how she recovered from a mastectomy and a stroke, shares her feelings about her daughter's book about her, and discusses the latter part of her long successful film career
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Elisabeth Ruth 1908-1989

Davis, Ruth Elisabeth 1908-1989

Davis, Ruth Elizabeth

Davis, Ruth Elizabeth 1908-

Davis, Ruth Elizabeth 1908-1989

Dėvis, Bėtt, 1908-1989

Languages
English (894)

German (9)

French (5)

Spanish (5)

Czech (1)

Covers
What ever happened to Baby Jane?Now, voyagerJezebelDark victoryThe little foxesThe letterThe petrified forestEscape to Witch Mountain