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Bette Davis Tribute On Demand
by Betty Jo Tucker

From January 9 through January 15, Movie Addict Headquarters presents an On Demand Bette Davis Tribute show with special guests film critics Diana Saenger and James Colt Harrison. This encore episode salutes one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. Davis received two Oscars for her extraordinary work in Dangerous and Jezebel. She became known as the intense actress who could play a variety of strong and complex characters. The Internet Movie Data Base lists 124 acting credits for this remarkable star.

That list includes such diverse films as All about Eve, Now Voyager, The Letter, The Virgin Queen, A Pocketful of Miracles, Mr. Skeffington, Dark Victory, Dead Ringer, The Catered Affair, Hollywood Canteen and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Listeners can hear this On Demand episode at any time by clicking on the BlogTalkRadio link at the end of this article.

An example of the enduring interest in Bette Davis, is Feud -- FX’s limited series -- which focuses on her stormy relationship with Joan Crawford. Susan Sarandon portrays Davis, and Jessica Lange plays Crawford. What inspired casting! This series has received several well-deserved Golden Globe nominations.

It’s a treat to hear classic movie experts Diana Saenger and James Colt Harrison discuss Bette Davis’ memorable career. Saenger is the founder of Classic Movie Guide and Harrison is a film historian who contributes movie commentary to a variety of outlets including Classic Movie Guide and Review Express. Both reveal their favorite Davis films and performances. They also share their opinions concerning why Davis became such a successful movie star as well as behind-the-scene information about her films.

Movie Addict Headquarters dedicates this episode to Robert Osborne, the wonderful host of Turner Classic Movies who passed away on March 6, 2017. Our guests also reveal their fondest memories of their friend.

HOST: Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Starr

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