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Tallulah Bankhead (1902–1968)

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama. Her father was a mover and shaker in the Democratic Party who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from June 4, 1936, to September 16, 1940. Tallulah had been interested in acting and, at age 15, started her stage career in the local theater ... See full bio »

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Lifeboat Connie Porter
Stage Door Canteen
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Die! Die! My Darling!
Die! Die! My Darling! Mrs. Trefoile
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 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Black Widow
- Caught in the Spider's Den (1967) ... Black Widow (as Miss Tallulah Bankhead)
- Black Widow Strikes Again (1967) ... Black Widow (as Miss Tallulah Bankhead)
 1966 The Daydreamer
The Sea Witch (voice)
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Mme. Fragrant
- A Jerk of All Trades (1965) ... Mme. Fragrant
 1965 Die! Die! My Darling!
Mrs. Trefoile
 1954-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lillian Throgmorton / Hedda Gabler
- A Man for Oona (1962) ... Lillian Throgmorton
- Hedda Gabler (1954) ... Hedda Gabler
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Katherine Belmont
- Eyes of a Stranger (1957) ... Katherine Belmont
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jessie Baxter
- The Hole Card (1957) ... Jessie Baxter
 1932 Faithless
Carol Morgan
 1932 Make Me a Star
Tallulah Bankhead (uncredited)
 1932 Thunder Below
 1931 My Sin
Carlotta / Ann Trevor
 1931 Tarnished Lady
Nancy Courtney
 1929 Her Cardboard Lover (Short)
 1918 Thirty a Week
Barbara Wright (uncredited)
 1918 When Men Betray
Alice Edwards (uncredited)
 1918 Who Loved Him Best?
Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Everyday. Comedy. Written by Rachel Crothers. Directed by Rachel Crothers. Bijou Theatre: 16 Nov 1921- Jan 1922 (closing date unknown/30 performances). Cast: Tallulah Bankhead (as "Phyllis Nolan"), Don Burroughs (as "T.D. Raymond"), Mary Donnelly (as "May Raymond'), Minnie Dupree (as "Fannie Nolan"), Henry Hull (as "John ... See more »

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14 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Tallulah Bankhead


5' 2½" (1.59 m)

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Personal Quote:

If you want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling -- be an audience. See more »


Originated the female lead in Clifford Odets "Clash by Night" on Broadway. The role was taken by Barbara Stanwyck in the movie Clash by Night. She also originated the Broadway lead in "Reflected Glory", which became a Joan Crawford vehicle, and "Dark Victory" and "The Little Foxes", both which became Bette Davis vehicles to her chagrin. See more »


Calls everyone dahling See more »



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