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 Bette Davis Collection

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Bette DavisBette Davis is one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time.  During her career Bette Davis received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice ("Dangerous" 1935 and "Jezebel" 1938).  She was known for playing unlikable characters and appeared in everything from drama to comedy

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After her graduation from the Cushing Academy, Bette Davis attended the John Murray Anderson's Dramatic School where she excelled.  She immediately found acting work on Broadway.  She was signed by Universal in 1930, but her films did not do too well and producers thought that she wasn't attractive enough to be a major star.  In 1932, she signed with Warner Brothers Pictures and after pivotal roles was a screen sensation. 

In 1936, her pay was suspended from Warner Brothers because she would not accept a role she deemed unworthy of her talent.  Bette Davis tried to sue the production company to release her from her contract so that she could find work else where.  She lost, but Warner Brothers began using her in films again beginning with Jezebel for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. 

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bette Davis worked to support the war effort by selling War Bonds.  She also crossed the color barrier by performing for African-American WWII troops alongside Hattie McDaniel and Lena Horne.Bette Davis  She co-created the Hollywood Canteen, a nightclub free for servicemen traveling through Los Angeles.  The biggest names in Hollywood including Jack Benny, Alan Ladd, Ronald Reagan, Cary Grant, The Andrew Sisters, Bergen and McCarthy, Mel Blanc, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Durante, Errol Fylnn, Judy Garland, Phil Harris and Alice Faye, Kay Kyser, Francis Langford, Groucho Marx, Dick Powell, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Roy Rogers, Dinah Shore, Red Skelton, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Stanwyck, Martha Tilton, Orson Welles, John Wayne, Rudy Vallee and many more all volunteered at the Hollywood Canteen.  Of her creation of the Hollywood Canteen, Bette Davis said, "There are few accomplishments in my life that I am sincerely proud of. The Hollywood Canteen is one of them."

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Bette Davis is also known for her rivalry with actress Joan Crawford of whom she said "She has slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie."  In 1962, the two rivals starred together in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"

This collection includes all known guest appearances of Bette Davis in old time radio.  Notable appearances include her reprisal of her roles in All About Eve, Mr. Skeffington on Lux Radio Theater and Jezebel on Academy Award Theater.  Also included in this collection is a very rare recording of the dedication ceremony of the Hollywood Canteen. 


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59 shows - total playtime 32 hours 4 minutes

Academy Award Theater
Academy Aw Th 460330 01 Jezebel

Bergen and McCarthy
Bergen Mccarthy 370912 19 Bette Davis

Bob Hope
Bob Hope 421013 W Bette Davis

Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade Of America 420119 262 An American Is Born

Command Performance
Cpusa 420804 025
Cpusa 440610 124 Bette Davis J Durante A Shaw
Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 2 o 2

Hedda Hopper
Hedda Hoppers Hollywood 501125 07 Bette Davis

Hollywood Canteen
Hollywood Canteen 421003 Premier Bette Davis

Lux Radio Theater
Lux 370517 133 Another Language
Lux 380228 165 Forsaking All Others
Lux 400108 245 Dark Victory
Lux 411215 330 All This And Heaven Too
Lux 440306 430 The Letter
Lux 451001 496 Mr Skeffington
Lux 460211 515 Now Voyager
Lux 470825 579 A Stolen Life
Lux 511001 759 All About Eve

Mail Call
Mail Call 440000 Bette Davis
Mail Call 450328 138 Bette Davis Frank Sinatra

Screen Guild Theater
Screen Guild Theater 390122 003 Can We Forget
Screen Guild Theater 400114 039 This Lonely Heart
Screen Guild Theater 400310 047 Ballerinaslightly With Acce
Screen Guild Theater 401229 067 Drink A Glass Of Sassafras
Screen Guild Theater 410302 076 Jane Eyre
Screen Guild Theater 420419 113 A Womans Face
Screen Guild Theater 430201 129 Dodsworth
Screen Guild Theater 450806 257 The Little Foxes
Screen Guild Theater 460923 315 Susan And God

Silver Theater
Silver Theater 381211 211 Broken Prelude

Suspense 491020 355 Good Night Mrs Russell

The Shell Chateau
The Shell Chateau 350803 Bette Davis And George Jessell

Treasury Star Parade
Treausury Star Parade 055 Bette Davis

Whispering Streets
Whispering St 008 58 Man Who Wanted To Die
Whispering St 009 58 Jilted
Whispering St 010 58 Airline Stewardess
Whispering St 011 58 Anne Dearborn
Whispering St 012 58 Hole In One
Whispering St 013 58 Distraught Mother
Whispering St 014 58 Homicidal Jealousy
Whispering St 015 58 Old Flame
Whispering St 016 58 Spoiled Little Girl
Whispering St 017 58 Country Girl
Whispering St 018 58 Desperado
Whispering St 019 58 Blind Girl
Whispering St 020 58 Rev Kingsleys Retirement
Whispering St 021 58 The Actress
Whispering St 022 58 A Lie Always Has An Encore
Whispering St 023 58 Owning A Car
Whispering St 024 58 The Doctor Is Back
Whispering St 025 58 Helpful Sisterinlaw
Whispering St 026 58 Suspicion
Whispering St 027 58 The Actors
Whispering St 028 58 Public Stenographer
Whispering St 029 58 Ghost Writer
Whispering St 030 58 Big Story
Whispering St 031 58 Andrea
Whispering St 032 58 Day Off To Remember
Whispering St 033 58 Uncle Ralph



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