Bette Davis by Barbara Leaming
A Biography

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1992, Simon & Schuster, NY. Hardcover title, 397 pages, b&w photo gallery.

About Barbara Leaming

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Barbara Leaming is a New York Times bestselling author. Her biography of John F. Kennedy was the first to detail the extraordinary influence of Winston Churchill on President Kennedy’s intellectual formation and political strategies. She lives in Connecticut.
Published January 1, 1992 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London, U.K.. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Her self- sacrificing mother, who was deserted by her husband when Davis was seven, became a portrait photographer to support Davis and her addled younger sister.

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Leaming's portrait of Davis, sympathetic yet frank about her horrible treatment of family and friends, is flatly written but insightful.

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