Bette Davis is perhaps the greatest American actress in cinematic history. How can that be disputed?
Davis’ career began with several disappointing pre-code pictures, landing roles that filled up only a few minutes of screen time, despite possessing a unique look and the thespian knack. She got her first big break in the decent 1932 Michael Curtiz film, The Cabin in the Cotton. Davis followed it up with a co-starring role in the great pre-code movie Three On A Match.
From then on, it was more home runs than strikeouts for Davis. By the time the Golden Age of Cinema faded to black, Davis starred in some of the greatest pictures of all time: All About Eve, Dark Victory, Marked Woman, The Petrified Forest, and Of Human Bondage.
But there was one thing that Davis had that many of her peers did not: The one-liner. She had a talent for delivering lines and turning them into some of th...
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