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Davis, whom most critics and cinema historians rank as the greatest American movie actress ever, sent a letter to Meryl Streep early in her career. Davis told Streep that she felt that she was her successor as The First Lady of the American Screen. ...
On growth: I have always been driven by some distant music -- a battle hymn no doubt -- for I have been at war from the beginning. I've never looked back before. I've never had the time and it has always seemed so dangerous. To look back is to relax...
Her large, distinctive eyes
The First Lady of Film
Ruth Elizabeth Davis
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
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