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Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 5, 1989) was an American actress of the stage, cinema and television. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. She was nicknamed "The Queen of Hollywood", the "First Lady of the American Screen" and "The Fifth Warner Brother" during her career.

Davis had the most Academy Award nominations for any actress (with ten) until Katharine Hepburn took her place with twelve.

In 1981 Kim Carnes sang the hit song "Bette Davis Eyes". Davis liked the song. Carnes gave Davis a gold record. Davis hung the gold record on a wall.

The Kennedy Center honored Davis in 1987. She died of breast cancer in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

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