Sunday, March 23, 2008

All About Bette: Waxing Nostalgic About Davis

Bette Davis died at 81. But she would have celebrated her 100th birthday next month. From what we've read about her, she sounds like she had feistiness and an overall positive outlook on life...and death.

The actress suggested her own epitaph - "She did it the hard way" - and the core of her lasting allure, and the respect she commands, is our sense that she was no manufactured legend but battled tooth and nail for her success and survival. In This 'N That - written after a stroke and a mastectomy - Davis writes about one of her prize possessions: a pillow embroidered with the motto "Old Age Ain't No Place for Sissies."
Bette Davis' Eyes are now going on 34. A Headline News tribute can be found here.

[Daily Telegraph]

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