1. In 1962, Bette Davis became the first person to secure 10 Academy Award nominations for acting.
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6. Bette Davis was well received, and was invited to tour Australia with the similarly themed Bette Davis in Person and on Film; its success allowed her to take the production to the United Kingdom.
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11. Bette Davis was offered a role in a film version of the Virginia Kellogg prison drama Women Without Men.
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15. Bette Davis showed little interest in the film Now, Voyager, until Hal Wallis advised her that female audiences needed romantic dramas to distract them from the reality of their lives.
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19. Bette Davis refused, as she had met Arthur Farnsworth, a New England innkeeper.
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25. In 1930, 22-year-old Bette Davis moved to Hollywood to screen test for Universal Studios.
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27. Bette Davis auditioned for George Cukor's stock theater company in Rochester, New York; although he was not very impressed, he gave Davis her first paid acting assignment—a one-week stint playing the part of a chorus girl in the play Broadway.
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28. In 1921, Ruth Bette Davis moved to New York City with her daughters, where she worked as a portrait photographer.
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30. Bette Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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