“Whatever Happened To Baby Jane”: Are You #TeamJoan Or #TeamBette?

“She slept with every male star at MGM—except Lassie.”

In the history of celebrity feuds, the beef between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis stands heads and shoulderpads above the rest.

These two leading ladies, who famously co-starred in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane hated each other and let the world know it.

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“Miss Davis was always partial to covering up her face in motion pictures,” Crawford once opined. “She called it ’art.’ Others might call it camouflage.”

And Davis once remarked, “The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.”

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Some say the rift was simply professional jealousy—Davis’ star rose as Crawford’s was dimming. Others claim it was a man, Franchot Tone—whom Davis co-starred with and Crawford married—who caused the bad blood.

Whatever the case, it’s probably the most famous beef in Hollywood. Hell, Ryan Murphy is making a TV show about it!

In celebration of this Sunday’s premiere of Cocktails and Classics: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, we’ve concocted a handy quiz to help you figure out if you’re in Joan’s camp or are totally Bette.

Heighten your viewing experience with a good cocktail: Below, check out the recipe for a Sibling Rivalry

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Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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