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Birth Name: Bette Davis
Born: 04/05/1908
Birth Place: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: France
Died: 10/06/1989

Born on April 5, 1908 in Lowell, MA, Davis was raised by her father, Harlow, a patent attorney, and her mother, Ruth; her parents later separated in 1915. Going to live with her mother, Davis was later encouraged to try her hand at acting after the family moved to New York City. After attending the Cushing Academy, a private boarding school in Massachusetts, she trained at the Mariarden School of Dancing and John Murray Anderson's Drama School in New York. Rejected for Eva Le Gallienne's acting classes, Davis instead joined a stock company in Rochester, NY that was run by George Cukor. Initially unimpressed with the actress, Cukor gave her a chance nonetheless, though he wound up dismissing ... Continue Bio >>

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