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'She did it coldly, deliberately, and with complete ruthlessness.
I have never forgiven her for that, and I never will.'Both women were to marry four times, but Crawford's divorce from Tone in 1939 did not end the bitterness.
None of this stopped Crawford making more overtures to Davis, all of which were rebuffed by Davis.
For years it was assumed their bitter decades-long war arose from their utterly contrasting backgrounds and characters.
While Davis was a New England-born, classically-trained stage actress, Crawford was a social-climbing glamour-puss from the wrong side of the tracks whose success, in Davis's estimation, depended entirely on looks and sex.
Hush, Sweet Charlotte, their escalating hatred defeated him.
A vengeful Davis assembled the cast and crew, minus Crawford, for photographs in which they all ostentatiously drank Coca-Cola, Pepsi's rival.