Bette Davis was one of the most iconic movie stars during Hollywood's golden age. And even as she was dying, the actress's top priority was staying movie-star glamorous. People magazine reports that in a new memoir, Davis's longtime assistant is revealing what her final days were like.
Bette Davis with her assistant, Kathryn Sermak.
In an excerpt from her upcoming book, Miss D and Me: Life With the Invincible Bette Davis, Kathryn Sermak talks about what it was like to grow close to Davis as her health declined. Sermak spent 10 years with Davis, both as an assistant and a close friend. In 1989, while Davis and
Bette Davis with her son, Michael.
Davis with her daughter, B.D.
Davis died on October 6, 1989, and Sermak was by her side. And Davis had made Sermak promise to make sure
These days, Sermak is the co-executor of the Bette Davis Estate and co-founder of the Bette Davis Foundation. And she's carrying on Davis' request to "set the record straight" on their story. You can watch a preview of her book below:
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