BETTE DAVIS

One of Hollywood's most enduring stars, Davis appeared in over 100 films during the six-decade span of her career. In these movies she played the reckless and heartbroken, the strong-willed and triumphant, always bringing her magnetic screen presence—with her famous eyes and unmistakable voice—to her roles. To celebrate her impressive career, the American Film Institute honored Bette Davis with the Life Achievement Award in 1977.

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