Bette Davis Biography (1908-1989)



Born Ruth Elizabeth Davis, April 5, 1908, in Lowell, MA; died of cancer, October 6, 1989, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France; daughter of Harlow Morrell (a patent attorney) and Ruth Elizabeth (a portrait photographer; maiden name, Favor)Davis; married Harmon Oscar Nelson, Jr. (a band leader), August 18, 1932 (divorced, 1937); married Arthur Farnsworth (a businessman), December 31, 1940 (died, August 25, 1943); married William Grant Sherry (an artist), November 30, 1945 (divorced, July 4, 1950); married Gary Merrill (an actor), July 28, 1950 (divorced, 1960); children: Barbara ("BD"; third marriage); Margot and Michael (fourth marriage; both adopted).

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Birth Details
April 5, 1908
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Death Details
October 6, 1989
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

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