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Betty Davis | Miss Bette Davis
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[on The Unforgiven
(1960) Oh yes, I had a chance to go to Mexico, to play 'Burt Lancaster's mother. I turned it down. I'll be damned if I play Burt Lancaster's mother after thirty years in the business.
While touring the talk show circuit to promote What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
(1962), she told one interviewer that when she and Joan Crawford
were first suggested for the leads, Warner studio head Jack L. Warner
replied: "I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for either of those two old broads." Recalling the story, Davis laughed at her own expense. The following day, she reportedly received a ...
Often played assertive, uncompromising, aggressive and even ruthless women, though never less than compelling
The First Lady of Film