Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Humanitarian of the Week: Bette Davis
She was called many things over the years, but one thing that no one could deny about Bette Davis, “the benevolent volcano,” was that she was a humanitarian. Even if you haven’t seen her films, you know who Bette Davis is. She’s one of the greats (if not the greatest)! Her film career spanned over fifty years, she won two Academy Awards and turned in some of the finest performances ever recorded on film. She’s immortal, a legend about whose eyes people have throatily crooned.
Even today, almost twenty years after her death, Davis continues to contribute to the causes most dear to her. The Bette Davis Foundation raises money each year to grant scholarships to aspiring talented actors and actresses looking to study their passion.
Enjoy this clip which personifies Davis' patriotic spirit from Thank Your Lucky Stars--her famous rendition of "They're Either Too Young or Too Old."