Bette Davis News

Date Of Birth:
April 05, 1908
Date Of Death:
October 06, 1989 (81)
Birth Place:
Lowell, MA, USA
Gender:
Female
Will Rogers Institute Announces 2014 Summer Theatrical Fundraising Campaign With Jeff Bridges
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BURBANK, CA - Will Rogers Institute welcomes Jeff Bridges as their 2014 Summer Theatrical Fundraising Campaign Spokesperson. Bridges stars in the upcoming film adaptation of science fiction novel, The Giver, in theaters on August 15, 2014. The summer fundraising campaign, taking place in movie theaters across the United States, is a time-honored tradition that began in 1936 and featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis in the first public service announcement. The Will Rogers Institute is proud to continue this longstanding tradition with the help and generosity of Bridges, and invites you to get involved as well. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hollywood Meets Fascist Italy in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 30, 2014

It's all about the love story in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and this one has at its core the epic romance of the ages - Mark Antony and the notorious Queen of the Nile - two dramatic individuals consumed with passion of whom much has been written. It's a perfect choice for Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's final offering of the 2014 summer season and delivers another lovely night of Shakespeare under the stars just a short drive up the 101 to Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Brazen Theater to Present MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT, Begin. 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant originally opened in New York City in the Times Square Arts Building in December of 2013. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

BWW Reviews: POTS at The Works Series Takes a Giant Step with 4000 MILES
by Joseph Baker - Jul 13, 2014

Amy Herzog's family drama (albeit a drama with a number of very funny moments) 4000 MILES is unobtrusively generating a thoughtful, low-key alternative to the outsized HAIRSPRAY (already a sellout at 'Big Sister' Playhouse on the Square just a block or so away); and it's a safe bet that a number of theatre-going Memphians are already trekking south to DeSoto Family Theatre's epic presentation of LES MISERABLES. However, this intelligent, intimate little piece is currently providing a rewarding alternative at Theatre Works, quietly nestled across from the parking garage at Overton Square. (more...)

Minnesota Fringe Festival Cast Set for Brazen Theater's THE MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT, 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. (more...)

Ringwald Theatre Presents WHATEVER, BABY JANE!, 7/11-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce that their annual summer camp-fest returns in July with the original work WHATEVER, BABY JANE written by Dyan Bailey and Brandy Joe Plambeck. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD III, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, June 30 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 01, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a open air promenade production that exhausts cast and audience with its relentless spectacle and cruelty - but believes it was all worth it for such a splendid production. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Releases Overview of Programs & Exhibitions for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Astoria, New York, June 18, 2014—Museum of the Moving Image announces its major film series and exhibitions for the summer. Highlights include a new exhibition and accompanying film series exploring the work of the legendary animation director Chuck Jones(opening July 19), films by Gustav Deutsch (July 25–27), See It Big! Hollywood Melodrama (August 2–31), films by Hong Kong producer, director, and actor Patrick Lung Kong, with Lung Kong and Tsui Hark in person (August 15–24), and a complete retrospective of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (beginning September 12). Additional programs and exhibitions will be announced as they are confirmed. See below for schedule and descriptions. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014


Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington Among WIF Award Recipients
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Since 1977, Women In Film, Los Angeles has annually honored exemplary women in the entertainment industry – women who lead by example, who are creative, groundbreaking, and who excel at their chosen fields. (more...)

666DSM, JAY Z & ME, NAKED IN ALASKA and More Among 59E59 Theaters' 2014 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival Lineup, Running 7/8-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

59E59 Theaters announces the 2014 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival, beginning on Tuesday, July 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 27. The performance schedule varies. (more...)

Harold Robbins Launches 18 eBook Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Harold Robbins wrote over 25 best-selling novels which spent more than 300 weeks combined on The New York Times best-seller list and sold in excess of 750 million copies worldwide in 42 languages. RosettaBooks, the leading independent eBook publisher, has published 18 of Robbins' popular titles in digital format, with 79 Park Avenue available for a free download today through Thursday in the Kindle store. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oprah, Hilary Clinton & More Surprise Barbara Walters on Final THE VIEW
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

Television legend Barbara Walters will be honored today, FRIDAY, MAY 16, with her final co-host appearance on 'The View' (more...)

Barbara Walters Makes Final Appearance on THE VIEW Today
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

A two-hour primetime ABC special highlighting her illustrious, unparalleled career will air today, May 16, 9:00-11:00 p.m.  (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Host STAGE AND SCREEN: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH LESLIE CARON, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Stage and screen star Leslie Caron speaks about her long and illustrious career in an intimate conversation at The Laguna Playhouse. Ms. Caron will be hosted by her longtime friend and producer Vincent Curcio in a question-and-answer format similar to "Inside the Actors' Studio." The conversation will be followed by an opportunity to meet Ms. Caron and purchase her memoir, "Thank Heaven." Ms. Caron will be signing books in the lobby. As a special bonus in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 26th Academy Awards (March 25, 1954) in which Ms. Caron was honored as a Best Actress nominee for her performance in "Lili" (1953), The Playhouse will be showing a free screening of the film at 7 pm. Concessions will be available. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear from this living legend! (more...)

'BUDDY', MURDER FOR TWO, Ed Asner in FDR and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

THE LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE invites you to enjoy music, memories, midnight, mystery & murder in its 2014-2015 season of shows! The season starts out rockin' with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY; followed by Linda Purl starring in Joan Didion's play about the triumph of the human spirit in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING; then the holiday season will ring in the musical STRIKING TWELVE; followed by the songs of one the greatest musical writers of all time - HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN; plus enjoy the smash-hit, Off-Broadway musical whodunit MURDER FOR TWO; and a 'To Be Announced' production; add in two bonus options for our audiences and subscribers including the MAGIC OF MOTOWN and Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner starring as FDR for a year of engaging music, memories and more! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER AND HER NEW DRESS, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Laguna Playhouse will present the return of Rita Rudner who will be performing her award-winning solo comedy, AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER and her new dress, for two performances only, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

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