Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford: The Feud Legends Are Made Of

Bette Davis was the first person to receive 10 Oscar nominations, win twice for Best Actress. She was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, and the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It makes sense, then, that Bette Davis had an air of entitlement. After all, she was one of the most accomplished female actresses in Hollywood history.


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As for Joan Crawford, she was called one of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. She also won an Oscar and starred in numerous memorable roles. But what sticks out most in people’s memories, regarding both these starlets, is their decades-long feud. This is the story of the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford – a feud that lasted for the entirety of one of their lives.

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