Bette Davis

Bette Davis

Birth: April 5, 1908 Massachusetts, USA Death: October 6, 1989 Paris, France Childhood Bette Davis was born as Ruth Elizabeth Davis on April 5, 1908 in Massachusetts. Bette was the first child of newlyweds Ruth and Harlow Davis. Harlow was still going to law school and was not happy about being a father so soon. …

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Jean Harlow

Birth: March 3, 1911 Kansas City, United States Death: June 7, 1937 Los Angeles, United States Childhood Jean Harlow was born as Harlean Harlow Carpenter on March 3, 1911 in Kansas City. She was never called by her given name though; everyone who knew her called her Baby and would do so for the rest …

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Paul Newman

Birth: 26 January 1925 Ohio, United States Death: 26 September 2008 Connecticut, United States Childhood Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 25, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the second son of Theresa and Arthur, who owned the profitable sporting goods store Newman-Stern. Paul was close to his mother, whereas his father took a …

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Ava Gardner

Birth: December 24, 1922 North Carolina, United States Death: January 25, 1990 London, England Childhood Ava Lavinia Gardner was born on Christmas Eve, 1922 in the small community of Grabtown in North Carolina. Her parents were farmers and she was the youngest of seven children. When Ava was a toddler a fire burned down her …

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James Stewart

Birth: May 20, 1908 Pennsylvania, United States Death: July 2, 1997 California, United States Childhood James Stewart, who was called Jimmy, was born on May 20th, 1908 in Indiana as the oldest child to Elizabeth and Alexander Stewart. His father was a hard-working, stern man who was very involved in Jimmy’s life. His mother was …

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Katharine Hepburn

Birth: May 12, 1907 Connecticut, United States Death: June 29, 2003 Connecticut, United States Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born into an extraordinary family. Her father Thomas Hepburn was a urologist and helped establish the New England Social Hygiene Association which educated people about venereal disease. Her mother Katharine ‘Kit’ Houghton became the head of the …

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Greta Garbo

Birth: 18 september, 1905 Stockholm, Sweden Death: 15 april, 1990 New York, United States Greta Garbo was born as Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on 18 september 1905 in Stockholm,Sweden. Her parents, Karl and Anna, already had two children: Sven and Alva. The family was very poor and lived in a neighborhood that was seen as the city’s …

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Marlon Brando

Birth: April 3, 1924 Nebraska, United States Death: July 1, 2004 Los Angeles, United States Marlon Brando was born into an unconventional household. His mother Dorothy Pennebaker, known as Dodie, was an actress and a very spirited woman. But during her marriage she became an alcoholic. His father, Marlon Brando Sr., was a chemical feed …