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  1. says:

    James Spada is a superb biographer I've read five Bette Davis biographies and find it impossible to rate one higher than the others Inescapably

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    One way and a rough one at that to survive 81 years as a tightly wound nervous wreck

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    There is a line in Lorrie Moore’s story “How to Be the Other Woman” “Slam the door like Bette Davis”Offscreen onscreen the

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    Bette Davis fans should be warned about reading this book which includes the most cursory treatment of her film work but a cornucopia of embarassing stories of drunken arguments with 3 of her 4 husbands professional feuding and personal cont

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    Bette Davis has always been a favourite I enjoy her movies most specially the ones she did in the forties her most popular time in Hollywood Reading about her childhood family fears her journey through life makes for very interesting reading Not necessarily a likeable person she was extremely difficult a prime diva yet an admirably strong woman who stood up for what she believed in and grasped life with both hands Seriously ambiti

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    My problem with this biography is that the author tries to push a certain narrative down the reader's throat namely of Bette being a temperamental bitch which makes it really hard to sympathize with anything she ever did or said even if she was right In a way this is worse than a book blatantly against its sub

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    An honest review; Bette Davis was a brilliant woman possessed with sensitive acting ability She appeared to have been bi polar and se

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    I am embarrassed to admit how glued to this book I actually was although not for the reasons most would think Never having been much of a fan of any celebrity certainly not of Bette Davis nevertheless I was curious as to

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    Bette Davis has never been one of my favorite actresses but there's no denying that she was a star This biography of her manages to walk the line and give an even handed account of her good and bad traits There are places where a l

  10. says:

    A fascinating look at a wonderful actress but sometimes horrible human being I think the author does a good job of trying to remain objective when chronicling the events of his subject's life; he shows how Bette could be cruel jeal

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“Irresistible revelatoryBursts with film lore gossip countless affairs and family secrets” Publisher’s Weekly starred review “This is a truly riveting read chock full of meticulous details juicy anecdotes and profound insight” Liz Smith “James Spada has certainly done his homework and he charts Davis’s climb to fame with a meticulous attention to detail that his subject would surely appreciate and without ever losing sight of the woman who motivated the actress” Time Out London Best selling author James Spada has written the definitive biography of one of America’s greatest actresses Bette Davis Bette Davis participated in over 100 roles as an actress including the films What Ever Happened to Baby Jane Jezebel Dark Victory. There is a line in Lorrie Moore s story How to Be the Other Woman Slam the door like Bette Davis Offscreen onscreen the woman had attitude and it and she was tremendousThe writing itself well there is a a lot of editorializing a lot of reconstructed scenes as if out of a novel and I found myself having plenty of OH PLEASE moments because of this Still though this baby was a good one Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of meticulous details juicy anecdotes and profound insight” Liz Smith “James Spada has certainly done his homework and he charts Davis’s climb to fame with a meticulous attention to detail that his subject would surely appreciate and without ever losing sight Brenda has a dragon in her blood of the woman who motivated the actress” Time Out London Best selling author James Spada has written the definitive biography Divan Of Rudaki of Choice Stories for Children one Öbür Divan of America’s greatest actresses Bette Davis Bette Davis participated in Summary of Homo Deus over 100 roles as an actress including the films What Ever Happened to Baby Jane Jezebel Dark Victory. There is a line in Lorrie Moore s story How to Be the Other Woman Slam the door like Bette Davis Offscreen Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes onscreen the woman had attitude and it and she was tremendousThe writing itself well there is a a lot The Teams Milking Cow of editorializing a lot A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of reconstructed scenes as if Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) out Zenith of a novel and I found myself having plenty A Pale Light in the Black of OH PLEASE moments because Signaler un problème of this Still though this baby was a good Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves one

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And Dangerous She won two Academy Awards was the first person to accrue 11 Academy Award nominations and became the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute But who was this actress Based on three years of research and over 150 interviews with close family friends and co workers this Hollywood legend biography reveals for the first time the devastating effect on Bette of her father’s desertion; her oddly close relationship with her mother; her massive self doubts and numerous tempestuous marriages and extramarital affairs Spada exposes the disturbing cover up of the facts surrounding the sudden death of Bette’s second husband Arthur Farnsworth; the truth about her relationship with her daughter BD. Bette Davis has always been a favourite I enjoy her movies most specially the ones she did in the forties her most popular time in Hollywood Reading about her childhood family fears her journey through life makes for very interesting reading Not necessarily a likeable person she was extremely difficult a prime diva yet an admirably strong woman who stood up for what she believed in and grasped life with both hands Seriously ambitious She was everything I imagined her to be and so much Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass 7 on three years Imagine Me of research and Beyond Temptation over 150 interviews with close family friends and co workers this Hollywood legend biography reveals for the first time the devastating effect Past Due Debt Collection on Bette Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of her father’s desertion; her The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline oddly close relationship with her mother; her massive self doubts and numerous tempestuous marriages and extramarital affairs Spada exposes the disturbing cover up Where I’m Calling From of the facts surrounding the sudden death The Accidental Activist of Bette’s second husband Arthur Farnsworth; the truth about her relationship with her daughter BD. Bette Davis has always been a favourite I enjoy her movies most specially the Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions ones she did in the forties her most popular time in Hollywood Reading about her childhood family fears her journey through life makes for very interesting reading Not necessarily a likeable person she was extremely difficult a prime diva yet an admirably strong woman who stood up for what she believed in and grasped life with both hands Seriously ambitious She was everything I imagined her to be and so much

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Who wrote a scathing Mommie Dearest style memoir and the disturbing possible reason for her adopted daughter Margot’s mental retardation And perhaps best of all you will get an intimate glimpse into Bette and her working relationships with numerous other Hollywood legends This film star biography explores her feuds with Joan Crawford Miriam Hopkins Helen Hayes and Lillian Gish; her affairs with William Wyler and other directors her impossible behavior on sets created by her insecurities; the “fire and music” she was able to bring to every role; and her fights against sexism for the control of her creative destiny By turns inspiring shocking and poignant Bette Davis More Than a Woman is a captivating film star biography you won’t soon forg. I am embarrassed to admit how glued to this book I actually was although not for the reasons most would think Never having been much of a fan of any celebrity certainly not of Bette Davis nevertheless I was curious as to how a virtual nobody could have risen to such heights of stardom even to attaining two Oscars and then to have seemingly lost it all Although remembered fondly as a great actress which may or may not have been true nevertheless Bette Davis was shrewish and miserable for much of her life and through many marriages and abortions Most certainly money fame and celebrity can only buy just so muchand not of what matters most