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Follows screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and how their feud on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) all began.
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Joan accepts a leading role on a new film, despite her deteriorating health; Faced with a new rival, Bette reflects on her misplaced feud with Joan.


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 Joan Crawford (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Bette Davis (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Hedda Hopper (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mamacita (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Robert Aldrich (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Jack Warner (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Pauline Jameson (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Olivia de Havilland (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Victor Buono (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Adam Friedman (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Joan Blondell (5 episodes, 2017)
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 B.D. Merrill / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Harriet Aldrich (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Cindy Crawford (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Cathy Crawford (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Peter (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Joseph Cotten (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Marty (2 episodes, 2017)
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 George Cukor (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Agnes Moorehead (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Adell Aldrich (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Bill Aldrich (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Frank Sinatra (2 episodes, 2017)
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Tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. Written by FX

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In the actual film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) it's more apparent that Robert Aldrich and the stars were aware that the self-referential nature of the movie was the point. Clips of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis's old movies are actually featured in the film and commented on. Robert Aldrich had also directed a previous behind-the scenes look at Hollywood actors The Big Knife (1955) See more »

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Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon alternated top billing in the opening credits on alternate episodes. See more »

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Jane and Banche in the real world.
10 March 2017 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Why was I thinking that it couldn't work? Maybe because it never does. But "Bette and Joan" present us with that always welcome exception. The introduction of this two icons has sharpness and shine. Both walking a very tight rope. Joan with desperation, Bette with defiance. It is a terrific treat to see Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon going for the real centers rather than the caricature. Alfred Molina is priceless as Robert Aldrich and Stanley Tucci reinvents Jack Warner to a delightful perfection. The late entrance of Joan/Jessica at the theater where Bette/Susan is playing in The Night Of The Iguana is one of my favorite film moments of the young 2017 season. Now, needles to say, I can't wait for the next chapter.


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