Friday, September 19, 2008

Bette Davis honored with U.S. postage stamp

Associated Press reports:
A new U.S. postage stamp honoring Hollywood legend Bette Davis is being released today in Boston. The 42-cent commemorative stamp features a portrait of Davis as she appeared in the 1950 film All About Eve, in which she played Margo Channing, an aging stage actress battling to save her career as a younger woman schemes to replace her. Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for that performance. In all, Davis collected 10 Oscar nominations, winning in 1935 for Dangerous and in 1938 for Jezebel, and was nominated every year from 1938 to 1942. Her son, Michael Merrill, says Davis could be "intimidating." But he says "she was very much a mother." He says his mother would have been "tremendously thrilled" to be honored with a postage stamp.