Bette Davis Put On Victim List By Film Novice
by Harold Heffernan
The Daily Oklahoman August 27, 1941
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 26. -- (NANA) --
A movie theft that Hollywood at once chalked up as grand instead
of petty larceny is making its perpetrator the most talked-about young
woman in films.
The arch thief is Teresa Wright. The victim? None other than Bette
Davis, long considered an invulnerable target in any competition.
Unknown, unheralded, the 22-year-old Teresa (she looks a wide-eyed
16-year-old) stepped into "The
Little Foxes" without previous screen experience and knocked Bette
and every other cast member for a row of tarnished Oscars.
Of course, Bette had a sour and
altogether unfitting role, but that can't detract from the performance
turned in by Teresa who plays her daughter.
Miss Wright came to "The
Little Foxes" from a role in Broadway's "Life With Father."
She had never been inside a studio before. The foxy Sam
Goldwyn signed her to a five-year contract, and she'll alternate now
between stage and screen. At present she is rehearsing on Broadway for
the opening of "The King's Maid," in which she has the feminine
Wait a few weeks until "The
Little Foxes" has hit most American screens -- then watch the cry
sure to be set up by fandom for more of Teresa and in a hurry. In my hmble
[sic] opinion, she's the best bet Hollywood has yanked off the Broadway
boards in a good many years.
© 1941 The Daily Oklahoman