October 30 – The New York Times
By Michael Cieply
LOS ANGELES — Bette Davis, the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, held the job for two months before quitting in frustration. That was in 1941.
Dawn Hudson, the first person to hold a newly created post as the organization’s chief executive, has hung in more than twice as long. But that does not mean Hollywood’s film academy is at ease with the latest strong-willed woman to promise what has always come hard for it: change.
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