MISS D & ME

October 31, 2019

Trick or treat?

I thought it would be fun to share my memories of one Halloween night at the Colonial House with Miss D.

Harold Schiff, Miss D's attorney and friend, flew in to Los Angeles from New York to join us for a spooky evening. Miss D approached Halloween like ev...

October 25, 2019

When I was a very young girl, not even in high school, I fell madly in love with the artistry of Bette Davis. 

At 13, while attending the Professional Children's School, I had chronic insomnia. Late at night I'd watch a program called "MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE" which would...

October 9, 2019

Just meeting the legendary Bette Davis to an actor was a blessing let alone being asked to work with her on film. This is how it happen. My best friend fellow actor Dorian Harewood (who's now the voice of NBC) first set up the meeting with me and Ms. Davis. Ms. Davis w...

October 8, 2019

Bette Davis died in Paris on 6th October 1989. To mark the 30th anniversary of this sad event, Martin Shingler commissioned ten of America and Britain’s leading film scholars to write a short statement about what they consider to be her greatest achievement and legacy.

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October 6, 2019

Miss D liked to be "the first" at everything she did. So, on November 2, 1989 she was the first to be memorialized on a studio sound stage.

April 23, 2019

The below is an excerpt from MISS D & ME: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis. 

I looked in the rearview mirror and saw that the car behind us was a little too close for safety. There were two men in the front and the one in the passenger seat had a camera with a long...

April 5, 2019

For Miss D’s 80th birthday in 1988, we were staying at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA.

I wanted to throw her a surprise party. Bob Osborne, her good and dear friend, graciously flew in from New York. I came from Paris ready to stay and work with her on her next film....

November 1, 2018

Below is a video essay from Pamela Robertson Wojcik of the University of Notre Dame that examines Bette Davis through an alphabet of observations about things, themes, actions and attitudes that recur across her films.

You can find the native link here: h...

October 6, 2018

In 1988, Miss D and I appeared on on a popular French television show - and no one has seen the interview since.

September 11, 2018

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A RIVETING BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK INTO THE PRVATE LIFE OF SCREEN LEGEND BETTE DAVIS

"Delightful . . . Miss D & Me details the sweet and deepening bond between the much-feared actress and a timid, young Kathryn Sermak--a pairing set against a steady drum...

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28 years ago, Kathryn Sermak promised Bette Davis that one day she would write their story. She kept her promise.