In the TV series Feud: Bette and Joan, two current Oscar-winning actresses play two deceased Oscar winning actresses. Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) plays Bette Davis (Jezebel, Dangerous) and Jessica Lange (Blue Sky, Tootsie) plays Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce) while on the 1962 set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [Davis was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – Crawford was not.]
In What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Blanche’s (Crawford) maid was named Elvira and she was portrayed by Maidie Norman. In the TV series, Crawford’s maid “Mamasita” is portrayed by Jackie Hoffman. Hoffman is known for her roles on The New Normal (France), One Life to Live (Eunice), and in the films Garden State (Aunt Sylvia Largeman) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), among others. Feud: Bette and Joan airs Sundays at 10pm on FX.