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When I was a kid, it was Bette Davis. She was my idol. I used to cut school and sit in the back of the theater; of course, I would have snuck in because I couldnt afford a ticket.
— Lauren Bacall —

I was inspired more by early Bette Midler. I do wear a fancy dress and very high heels - and extra high hair. My goal is to obliterate all earnestness.

— Ana Gasteyer

I could never understand the attraction of Bette Davis. I always preferred Jane Russell.

— Richard Griffiths

They always threw their arms around and hugged me while crying our Yiddish endearments. Yet none of them believed in God. They believed in social justice, good works, Israel, and Bette Midler. I was nearly thirty before I met a religious Jew.

— Anne Lamott

I'd watch old movies with Judy Garland, Shirley Temple and Bette Davis and long to be part of that glamorous world. A lot of that glamour is gone now. In my own small way, I hope I'm bringing some of it back. But it would be great if I could inspire women to dress up.

— Imelda May

When I was a kid, it was Bette Davis. She was my idol. I used to cut school and sit in the back of the theater; of course, I would have snuck in because I couldn't afford a ticket.

— Lauren Bacall

I'm a great believer in conversational rhythm. I think in terms of rhythmic dialogue. It's so easy, you can talk naturally. It's like peas rolling off a knife. Take the great screen actors and actresses, Bette Davis, Eddie Robinson, Jimmy Cagney, Spencer Tracy. They all talk in rhythm. And rhythm and movement are the life of the screen.

— Lorenz Hart

When asked what it takes to succeed in the acting profession, Bette Davis would answer, "the courage to be hated."

— Frank Langella

It's more interesting to put yourself in the place of Bette Davis than Irene Dunne, I guess.

— Charles Busch

Bette Davis had a phrase that called it "cigarette smoking acting" .

— Joe Eszterhas

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