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BETTE DAVIS 1938 BEST ACTRESS OSCAR FOR "JEZEBEL"

  • USA
  • 2001-07-19
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BETTE DAVIS 1938 BEST ACTRESS OSCAR FOR "JEZEBEL"
Warner Bros., 1938
The Oscar for Best Actress from The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented to Bette Davis for her role in the 1938 period drama "Jezebel." The icon of achievement in motion pictures, this weighty gold-plated statuette stands upon a black stone base which has a rectangular plaque on the front reading Academy First Award to Bette Davis for Her Performance in "Jezebel" while another plaque on the back reads Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences First Award 1938. Miss Davis was nominated in the category of Best Actress an astounding ten times throughout the fifty-plus years of her Hollywood career and this particular Oscar she won for her portrayal of the impetuous Julie Marsden. An interesting footnote regarding Miss Davis and The Academy: She claimed to have coined the name 'Oscar' after her first husband, Harmon Oscar Nelson, and the Academy accorded Miss Davis the honor of electing her its first female President in 1941.
Height: 12 inches
Davis, Bette

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