Bette Davis Net Worth, How did the late American actress attain her wealth? Read on to find out more about Bette Davis Net Worth and her career.
About Bette Davis
She was an American actress. At age 7, Bette Davis’ father divorced her mother, who was left to raise Bette and younger daughter Barbara on her own.
Bette Davis had four husbands during her 81-year life: Harmon Nelson, whom she divorced in 1938, Arthur Farnsworth, who died in 1943, William Grant Sherry, whom she divorced in 1950 after five years of marriage, and Gary Merrill, whom she also divorced after ten years of marriage in 1960
Her inspiration to become an actress came from Rudolph Valentino’s performance in the 1921 film “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”
What is Bette Davis Net Worth? Continue reading to find out more about Bette Davis Net Worth.
|Full Name:||Elizabeth Ruth Davis|
|Date of Birth/Death:||April 5, 1908, to October 6, 1989|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
Bette Davis Career
Elizabeth Ruth Davis was born on April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts and she died from cancer on October 6, 1989.
She got her acting start in plays and eventually debuted on Broadway in the 1929 production of “Broken Dishes”. She was invited to come to Hollywood after a talent scout noticed her in a stage performance of “Solid South”.
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She would sign a contract with Warner Bros. in 1932. Through Warner Bros. she appeared in the 1935 film “Dangerous”, for which she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
In 1936, she breached her contract with Warner Bros. when she agreed to roles in two English films. Davis left the U.S. for Canada to avoid the legal ramifications.
Eventually, Davis lost her bid in an English court to get out of her contract with Warner Bros., and she went back to Hollywood, where she continued to work with the film studio.
She also starred in ‘Jezebel’, ‘Marked Woman’, ‘Dark Victory’, and ‘The Old Maid’. Davis became the studio’s most profitable actress and continued to earn the best roles, including parts in “All This and Heaven Too” and “The Letter”.
However, her other film credits include “Beyond the Forest”, “All About Eve” and “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”. In the early 1960s. She was the 1977 AFI winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the first woman to receive the honor.
After filming a TV pilot, Davis was diagnosed with breast cancer and suffered four strokes, leaving her partially paralyzed before she eventually died.
Bette Davis Net Worth
As at the time of death, Bette Davis Net Worth was $2 Million. Bette Davis Net Worth was earned from her career as an actress.
According to her will, Bette’s estate was worth $1 million in 1989. The bulk of her estate was left to an adopted son and a close friend. She did not leave any money for her daughters or grandchildren.
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