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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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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...)

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...)

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...)

Robert Redford to Receive Film Society of Lincoln Center's 2015 Chaplin Award, 4/27Robert Redford to Receive Film Society of Lincoln Center's 2015 Chaplin Award, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The Film Society of LINCOLN Center announced this weekend at the 52nd New York Film Festival, which they sponsored, that actor Robert Redford will be the recipient of the Chaplin Award. (more...)

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Richmond Triangle Players Designs Quality Performances in DESIGN FOR LIVINGBWW Reviews: Richmond Triangle Players Designs Quality Performances in DESIGN FOR LIVING
by Bruce Levy - Oct 6, 2014

The play itself is a dichotomy. While written by Noel Coward in 1932, and no longer as controversial as it was in its day, the material is still timely and the themes are not dated. (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement AwardSteve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees, announced today the Board's decision to honor Steve Martin with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. (more...)

BWW interviews: Author JAMES SPADA's New Streisand In The Camera Eye Is FetchingBWW interviews: Author JAMES SPADA's New Streisand In The Camera Eye Is Fetching
by Don Grigware - Oct 1, 2014

Renowned author/biographer James Spada, who has penned best-selling books on Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis and Peter Lawford, to name a few, has a new coffee table book which will hit the book stands mid October, entitled Streisand in the Camera Eye. I have seen an advanced copy, and it is simply beautiful...'Hello, gorgeous!' Barbra would say as Fanny Brice. Fans of Barbra will adore this one and even if you are merely fond of her work, like me, you will be blown away by the beauty of these rarely seen photographs accompanied by short descriptions of the time and place by Spada. It's a real page turner, and each photograph is more eye-catching, more vivid than the last. (more...)

Queens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, 10/11-12Queens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is pleased to announce that their 2014-2015 Season Dance Series will begin with performances by the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company on Saturday, October 11 at 2pm & 8pmand Sunday, October 12 at 3pm at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Tickets are available at queenstheatre.org and range from $25-$42. (Photos for Queens Theatre events are available here:http://bit.ly/QT_Photos) (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Don't Sit Under the Chandelier with Anyone Else But Me' - PHANTOM Haunts the OrpheumBWW Reviews: 'Don't Sit Under the Chandelier with Anyone Else But Me' - PHANTOM Haunts the Orpheum
by Joseph Baker - Sep 29, 2014

When Gaston Leroux published THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA back in 1911, little did he realize the numerous chandeliers that would come crashing down through the decades, and I've witnessed a good number of them. First, in 1925, there was 'the Man of a Thousand Faces,' Lon Chaney, Sr., who frightened poor Mary Philbin (a well-done version, even IF the film was silent); then, for Universal in 1941, Claude Rains (Bette Davis' favorite co-star) was a more subdued vocal coach for soprano Susanna Foster (a wooden Nelson Eddy, alas, is a greater impending horror as 'Raoul'). I could go on - even Herbert Lom, the actor who was the harried police superior to Peter Sellers' 'Inspector Clousseau,' took a swing on the old light fixture. (And let us not forget diminutive Paul Williams in the slightly askew PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE.) All of these pale, of course, in comparison to the legendary interpretation by Michael Crawford in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which first brought the audience to its feet in 1986. (more...)

TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Skip E. Lowe, the comic, raconteur and perennial TV host whose weekly public access cable program has been airing in Los Angeles, New York and other major markets for more than 35 years--the longest in television history--and is generally credited as the inspiration for the Martin Short character “Jiminy Glick,” died in his home at Kingsley Manor Apartments in Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments, though he never smoked, but blamed years of working as a comic in smoke-infested nightclubs. Lowe had conducted more than 6,000 interviews, often two a week, with guests that included Orson Welles and Bette Davis. (more...)

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

A.C.T. to Welcome John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff, 10/6A.C.T. to Welcome John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

American Conservatory Theater, in association with The Commonwealth Club of Northern California, will present John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of the release of his newest biography, "TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

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