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Bette Davis registers to vote

Bette Davis registers to vote

Sept. 8, 1964: Actress Bette Davis, at work on a 20th Century Fox movie, is registered to vote by a deputy registrar, Mrs. Irma Green, who visited the Hollywood set.

A short article in the next morning’s L.A. Times reported:

A deputy registrar of voters Tuesday visited the set of “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” at 20th Century-Fox and signed up five voters, among them actress Bette Davis.

The idea was to publicize this Thursday’s deadline for registering.

And taking the registrar, Mrs. Irma Green of Westwood, to the set also kept producer Robert Aldrich from losing additional time on the expensive production…

Miss Davis, who signed up along with four crew members, registered as a Democrat and said she would vote for President Johnson.

This photo by former staff photographer John Malmin was published in the Sept. 9, 1964 Los Angeles Times.

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