Bette Davis Net Worth
Bette Davis net worth – Bette Davis was an American actress who had a net worth of $2 million dollars. Born Elizabeth Ruth Davis in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1908, her inspiration to become an actress came from Rudolph Valentino's performance in the 1921 film "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". 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". She would finally join Warner Bros. in 1932 where she appeared in "Dangerous" and 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, and Davis left the U.S. for Canada to avoid the legal ramifications. Eventually, she 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. Davis appeared in "Marked Woman", "Jezebel", "Dark Victory", and "The Old Maid". She 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". Other film credits include "Beyond the Forest", "All About Eve" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", a role that revitalized her dwindling career 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. She died of cancer on October 6, 1989. The ten-time Academy Award winner 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.