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This show closed on December 31, 2019

About Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies

It’s the night of the 1939 Academy Awards. Bette Davis is nominated for Best Actress in, Dark Victory. At 8:45pm, the Los Angeles Times LEAK the winners early. Vivien Leigh beats Bette Davis for Best Actress. Miss Davis LEAVES the Oscars! Back in her Hollywood home, Jessica Sherr powerfully channels Ms. Davis fuming and frustrated, she takes us on a bumpy ride that portrays a tumultuous entry onto the Silver Screen, fighting misogyny every step of the way to win roles and compensation on a par with her male counterparts. In these private moments we get a look at the vulnerable and injured side of the great star, imprisoned by her own ambition, who may often be knocked down, but will not stay down and complain like a sissy. See what happens when someone who always wins...loses.

Run Time

90 minutes

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The Actors Guild

1 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

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