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    Born on April 5, 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Bette Davis as "Miss Baby Jane Hudson"

Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) is an aging child star left to care for her wheelchair-bound sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), also a former child actress. Stuck living together in a mansion in old Hollywood, Blanche plots to get even with Jane for the car crash that left her crippled years earlier. But Jane is desperate to keep Blanche imprisoned as she plans a new rise to fame, and tries to hide Blanche's existence from doctors, visitors and neighbors while she devises a way to get rid of her sister.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963) Nominated Foreign Actress
Academy Award (1962) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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Bette Davis Movies At TIFF: Film Series Showcases Legend's Work

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Chris Jancelewicz on Nov 14th 2013, 12:15PM

Nov 14th 2013, 12:15PM

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Feb 17th 2011, 4:00PM

Seeing Double: Actors Who Have Played Identical Twins

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Marina Zogbi on Mar 30th 2010, 6:00AM

Mar 30th 2010, 6:00AM

10 Great Actor and Filmmaker DVD Box Sets

Posted by
Kim Potts on Feb 19th 2010, 7:35AM

Feb 19th 2010, 7:35AM

'Dark Victory,' Definitive Bette Davis Bio, Coming This Fall

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Jun 24th 2007, 11:31AM

Jun 24th 2007, 11:31AM

RIP: Vincent Sherman

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Martha Fischer on Jun 20th 2006, 3:03PM

Jun 20th 2006, 3:03PM

Does smoking's symbolism enhance cinema?

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Feb 7th 2006, 3:32PM

Feb 7th 2006, 3:32PM

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