Caption: Still of Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall in The Letter (1940)
Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Born: April 5, 1908
Star sign: Aries
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Known for: All About Eve (1950), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Now, Voyager (1942), Jezebel (1938)
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage, and gave up dancing...