Surprised this hasnt been posted, it's from last week.
Originally Posted by The Advocate
Bette Davis Honored With U.S. Stamp
Screen queen and gay icon Bette Davis was honored Thursday with a new U.S. postage stamp bearing her striking image.
The stamp, unveiled in Boston, features a portrait of Davis as she appeared in perhaps her most famous role -- theater actress Margo Channing in 1950's beloved All About Eve. In the film, for which Davis received an Academy Award nomination, she played an aging star who has a young ingenue nipping at her heels.
Davis was a two-time Oscar-winner -- for 1935's Dangerous and 1938's Jezebel -- who garnered 11 nominations in her decades-long career. Other notable films starring Davis include Now, Voyager and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? The latter costarred Joan Crawford, Davis's rumored nemesis.
The epitaph on Davis's tombstone in Los Angeles reads, "She did it the hard way." This was a testament to her fortitude and toughness -- she famously sued the Warner Bros. studio for not offering her roles worthy of her talent. That proud nature and sometimes gruff demeanor turned Davis into one of the most memorable screen personalities of the 20th century. (Neal Broverman, The Advocate)