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Bette Davis News

Date Of Birth:
April 05, 1908
Date Of Death:
October 06, 1989 (81)
Birth Place:
Lowell, MA, USA
Gender:
Female
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored by International Cinematographers GuildCheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored by International Cinematographers Guild
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild have named Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Motion Picture AcademyŽ, as recipient of the President's Award, and comedian Bob Newhart recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the 52nd Annual Publicists Luncheon (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Elsinore County Theater's PRETTY BABIES to Make World Premiere at 13th Street Rep, 2/26Elsinore County Theater's PRETTY BABIES to Make World Premiere at 13th Street Rep, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

PRETTY BABIES, a new play by Antony Raymond who also serves as the director, will have its World Premiere at 13th Street Rep on February 26th. The ensemble cast is led by Stacey Roca who had a recurring role as Rachel on the UK series The Office staring Ricky Gervais; she also played Katrina Howard in Waking the Dead (BBC). PRETTY BABIES is being produced by the critically acclaimed Elsinore County Theater Company who previously produced the plays Elsinore County (The Lion Theatre/Theatre Row), Julio! (The Kraine Theater), and Gin & Milk (FringeNYC). (more...)

Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield Set to Tour Australia in LEGENDS!Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield Set to Tour Australia in LEGENDS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the return to the Australian stage by stars of screen and stage, Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills. The sisters will star in a national tour of the Australian Premiere of James Kirkwood's hilarious and touching comedy Legends! which has broken box office records around the world wherever it has played.The Australian Premiere opens in Brisbane at QPAC in May for a strictly limited season, followed by seasons in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Tickets are on sale from 9 February. (more...)

Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

What do you get when you mix an internationally-acclaimed impersonator, outrageous comedy, great standards, and a bevy of icons? The hysterical parody of Judy Garland and her guests found in Michael Holmes' riotous The Judy Show! (more...)

TINA DEL TWIST to Play FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015TINA DEL TWIST to Play FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Truly unique, Tina Del Twist is Australia's much-loved nightingale, known for her 'beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing' (The Age Melbourne). Loved by audiences and critics alike, this gin-soaked velvet draped madame has been described as the lovechild of Dame Edna and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, written and performed by Hershey Felder and directed by Trevor Hay. (more...)

Mahalia Barnes to Release Album of Bette Davis Covers, 2/24Mahalia Barnes to Release Album of Bette Davis Covers, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook. (more...)

Icons Season: A Series of Post-Show Q&As and Meal Deals AnnouncedIcons Season: A Series of Post-Show Q&As and Meal Deals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The St. James Studio excitedly announces a series of free post-show Q&As to encourage further discourse about each of the five productions in the Icons Season, running from 03 - 25 January 2015 in the St. James Studio. There will also be a number of limited edition, specially mixed cocktails and meal deals available throughout the season as well as the previously announced film screenings. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, Now thru 12/21Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Starring San Francisco's four top drag luminaries, Victoria Theatre presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES. The formula is reasonably straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and joviality will ensue. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Appear at W83 TonightDick Cavett to Appear at W83 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality and star of Broadway's INTO THE WOODS and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Dick Cavett, at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: CONVERSATIONS, MAGIC MOMENTS AND ASSORTED HIJINKS. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning TonightLaguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

Fearless Productions Presents LEGENDS AND BRIDGE at UCPAC, Now thru 12/7Fearless Productions Presents LEGENDS AND BRIDGE at UCPAC, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Fearless Productions will present 'Legends and Bridge' by C. Stephen Foster in association with Black Box Theatre Publishing. This play is a comedy imagining former, silver screen legend Joan Crawford (matronly, washed up, and pickled on spiked Pepsi) who invites Judy Garland (recently fired from her CBS TV show) and Bette Davis (bitter at no longer being the 'Queen of Hollywood') up to her Manhattan apartment in 1964 to live with her as they work on a 'secret' film project. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the CityDick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary television personality and New York Times columnist Dick Cavett at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12 This WinterLaguna Playhouse to Present GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12 This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

Fearless Productions to Present LEGENDS AND BRIDGE at UCPAC, 12/2-7Fearless Productions to Present LEGENDS AND BRIDGE at UCPAC, 12/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Fearless Productions will present "Legends and Bridge" by C. Stephen Foster in association with Black Box Theatre Publishing. This play is a comedy imagining former, silver screen legend Joan Crawford (matronly, washed up, and pickled on spiked Pepsi) who invites Judy Garland (recently fired from her CBS TV show) and Bette Davis (bitter at no longer being the "Queen of Hollywood") up to her Manhattan apartment in 1964 to live with her as they work on a "secret" film project. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, 12/04-21Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, 12/04-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

Starring San Francisco's four top drag luminaries, Victoria Theatre presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES. The formula is reasonably straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and joviality will ensue. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John HustonFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston, December 19 - January 11, (more...)

BWW Reviews: Voices of the South Goes the DISTANCEBWW Reviews: Voices of the South Goes the DISTANCE
by Joseph Baker - Oct 27, 2014

If anyone ever told me that, on a Saturday night, I would be watching a play about an elderly woman suffering from the horrors of Alzheimer's Disease, I would question that person's sanity. However, having 'sung the praises' of actor/playwright Jerre Dye on more than one occasion, and having read a couple of rapturous local reviews, I decided to forgo a nearby musical concert by Luna Nova ( a musical venue I have ardently supported) and see Mr. Dye's DISTANCE at Voices of the South. I was not disappointed. Legendary actress Bette Davis famously proclaimed, 'Old age ain't no place for sissies' (and she knew well the truth of that, having suffered strokes, a mastectomy, and, worse, the betrayal of a daughter); compound 'old age' with Alzheimer's or dementia, and you can magnify the truth of that tenfold. (more...)

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