Animosity developed between the two camp icons when Davis snagged the lead in the 1941 film adaptation of The Little Foxes, which had given Bankhead one of her greatest stage triumphs.
It escalated when Bankhead accused Davis of imitating her look, mannerisms and speaking voice in All About Eve, which she referred to as “All About Me.”
“Don’t think I don’t know who’s been spreading gossip about me,” Bankhead once supposedly remarked. “After all the nice things I’ve said about that hag. When I get hold of her, I’ll tear out every hair of her mustache!”