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Davis, Bette

Syllabification: Da·vis, Bette
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈdāvis/

Definition of Davis, Bette in English:

( 1908–89), US actress; born Ruth Elizabeth Davis. She established her Hollywood career playing a number of strong, independent female characters in such movies as Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938). Her flair for suggesting the macabre and menacing emerged in later movies, such as What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).

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