Bette Davis' PA Claims Being Hated By Her Children "Killed Miss D More Than Anything" During Final Decade Of Her Life

Date October 22, 2019 16:04

Bette Davis' daughter, B.D. Hyman released a memoir, My Mother’s Keeper in 1985. During that time, her mother still lived and was very much loved by her fans. Barbara insists that the actress was ignoring her letters so, she brought the grievances to the public.

When the book released, Bette's health was rapidly deteriorating. She had suffered a stroke, a mastectomy and a broken hip. B.D penned that her mum verbally abused her, was an alcoholic, acted possessively and faked her own suicide in order to bag sympathy. Many deemed Barbara as an opportunist who hammered the last nail in her mother’s coffin.

Died of a broken heart

The classic diva's personal assistant, Kathryn Sermak served her from 1979 until her death in 1989. She recently talked to Closer Weekly and narrated Bette's woes. When the mother read B.D's book, she laughed it off saying:

If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.

But, in reality, the mother was torn apart by her daughter's sharp words. Sermak revealed:

That probably killed Miss D more than anything.

Bette loved her child very much and despite what she did, she couldn't stop caring for her. During her final decade, the actress was learning to walk again and couldn't even speak right. She was in no condition to cope with any criticism.

She couldn't get over it

Kathryn Sermak told Fox News that her boss never recovered from her daughter's betrayal. She felt so humiliated that she lost her will to keep on living. The secretary disclosed:

It broke her [Bette's] heart forever.

Even if Barbara's claims were true, no mother deserves public slamming. Bette may just be a normal parent who was figuring things out like everyone else. Share this and let us know what you think Hayman aimed to achieve through her book.