Bette Davis, Jack Warner, and Crawford, c.1962. The rivalry between silver-screen icons #bettedavis and #joancrawford is the stuff of legend, a decades-long battle sparked by both professional and personal resentments and fueled by an industry that loved nothing more than to see its women tear each other apart. Much of their fighting played out as back-and-forth sniping in the tabloids, though Crawford was always less openly hostile than Davis, whose iconic burns include the classic: "[Crawford] slept with every male star at MGM—except Lassie." Crawford, who had relationships with both men and women throughout her life, was suspected by some to have harbored a sexual curiosity about Davis. "Franchot isn't interested in Bette, but I wouldn't mind giving her a poke if I was in the right mood," Crawford is quoted as saying by her friend and confidante Jerry Asher. "Wouldn't that be funny?" Asher adds that he was never sure whether Crawford was serious, but felt that she was "attracted to Bette's vitality and energy... Bette was always convinced, due to her ego, that Joan had the hots for her and that's one reason why she was always so antagonistic and called her a phony."