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Bette Davis Centennial

If she were alive today, she'd probably be bitching that TCM had declared this the year of the Joan Crawford Centennial, when Joan was clearly the older one.

Well, today marks the centenniel of Bette Davis' birth, and what a Grande Dame she was. Among her classic films listed in "My Favorite Films": "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "The Virgin Queen," wherein she played Elizabeth R, "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?," "All About Eve," "Pocketful of Miracles," and ... well, the list goes on and on and on.

And for the record, TCM is running a classic Bette Davis film festival on this day, with such movies as "The Cabin In The Cotton" (1932), "The Petrified Forest" (1936), "The Corn Is Green" (1945), "The Bride Came C.O.D." (1941), "The Letter" (1940), "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939), "Now, Voyager" (1942), "All About Eve" (1950), "Dark Victory" (1939), the hilarious "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961), and her two Oscar turns: "Jezebel" (1938) and "Dangerous" (1935). And they'll also air "Stardust: The Bette Davis Story," a 2005 documentary.

Join in the fun... tune in... and celebrate the extraordinary talent that was Bette Davis.