Wasn't she a beauty? They sure don't make 'em like they used to. Remember the song Bette Davis Eyes? It was actually written in 1974 by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon (DeShannon co-wrote other hits like Put a Little Love in Your Heart), but became a hit when Kim Carnes recorded her version of it in 1981. Apparently "Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and approached Carnes and the songwriters to thank them for making her 'a part of modern times'" (sourced from Wiki).
Bette Davis was a source of some memorable quotes, including "It's better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you're not. It's a sign of your worth sometimes, if you're hated by the right people"; and "Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world"; and of course, "When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch".
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