How Kim Carnes Impressed Bette Davis

In 1981, pop singer Kim Carnes teamed up with songwriters Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon to record the hit song “Bette Davis Eyes.” It spent nine consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 and was No. 1 for five weeks. The song also won Carnes a Grammy for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Actress Bette Davis, who was 73 years old at the time, wrote letters to Carnes, Weiss and DeShannon to thank them for making her “a part of modern times.” She went on to say that her grandson now looked up to her. After their Grammy wins, Davis also sent them all roses.