"Aimee Semple McPherson Was Nothing But A Whore!"
Since Kathie Lee Gifford has co-written that Scandalous musical about Aimee Semple McPherson, maybe someone should tell her to add the above little tidbit.
It was uttered with conviction by none other than the immortal Bette Davis.
The two-time Oscar winner is quoted in Elizabeth Fuller's book Me and Jezebel as saying:
"I played the mother of Aimee Semple McPherson.
"One minute [Aimee] was preaching and the next she was whoring around.
"She was nothing but a whore!
"She made Joan Crawford look like Mary Poppins!"
Ouch. I need a faith healer for my eyes after reading that.
But of course, who played Aimee in that very same TV movie (a woman Bette utterly loathed while Joan felt she was the finest of the new breed of actresses)?
It was Joan Crawford herself in the form of pert little Faye Dunaway!
I just got chills.