Betty Davis

American singer Betty Davis

Betty Davis is an American funk singer. She was Miles Davis's second wife.
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Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours
LATimes - 5 days
Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and learning the craft of filmmaking. Lupino was groomed for stardom...
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Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours
LATimes - 5 days
Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and learning the craft of filmmaking. Lupino was groomed for stardom...
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 LATimes article
Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours
LATimes - 5 days
Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and learning the craft of filmmaking. Lupino was groomed for stardom...
Article Link:
 LATimes article
Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours
LATimes - 5 days
Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and learning the craft of filmmaking. Lupino was groomed for stardom...
Article Link:
 LATimes article
Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours
LATimes - 5 days
Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and learning the craft of filmmaking. Lupino was groomed for stardom...
Article Link:
 LATimes article
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Davis
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Miles attempted to use these demo songs to secure an album deal for Betty but neither Columbia nor Atlantic were interested and they were archived into a vault until 2016 for the compilation, Betty Davis, The Columbia Years, 1968-69, released by Seattle's Light in the Attic Records.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In September 2009, Light in the Attic Records reissued Nasty Gal and her unreleased fourth studio album recorded in 1976, re-titled as Is It Love or Desire? (the original title was Crashin' from Passion).
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  • 2007
    Both Betty Davis (1973) and They Say I'm Different (1974) were re-released by Light in the Attic Records on May 1, 2007.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    She had two minor hits on the Billboard R&B chart - "If I'm in Luck I Might Get Picked Up", which reached no. 66 in 1973, and "Shut Off the Lights", which reached no. 97 in 1975.
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    Her first record, Betty Davis, was released in 1973.
  • 1972
    She wrote music while in the UK and returned to the US around 1972 with the intention of recording songs with Santana.
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  • 1971
    After the end of her marriage with Davis, Betty moved to London, probably around 1971, to pursue her modeling career.
  • 1969
    Her relationship with Miles Davis began soon after her breakup from Masekela and in the spring of 1969, Betty returned to Columbia's 52nd St. Studios to record a series of demo tracks, with Miles and Teo Macero producing.
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  • OTHER
  • 1968
    In 1968, when she was still involved with Hugh Masekela, she recorded several songs for Columbia Records, with Masekela doing the arrangements.
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  • 1967
    Betty's first major credit was writing "Uptown (to Harlem)" for the Chambers Brothers, 1967.
    She met Miles Davis in 1967 and married him in September 1968.
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    The single was a local jam for the Cellar. Yet her first professional gig was not until she wrote "Uptown (to Harlem)" for the Chambers Brothers. Their 1967 album was a major success, but Betty Mabry was focusing on her modeling career.
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  • 1945
    Born in 1945, Betty Mabry grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and just outside Pittsburgh.
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