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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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Known For

Lifeboat
Lifeboat Connie Porter
(1944)
Stage Door Canteen
Stage Door Canteen Tallulah Bankhead
(1943)
Die! Die! My Darling!
Die! Die! My Darling! Mrs. Trefoile
(1965)
A Royal Scandal
A Royal Scandal Catherine the Great
(1945)

Filmography

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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
Susan
 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?
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Squab Farm. Written by Frederic Hatton and Fanny Hatton. Bijou Theatre: 13 Mar 1918- Apr 1918 (closing date unknown/45 performances). Cast: Bert Angeles, Tallulah Bankhead [Broadway debut], Raymond Bloomer, Julia Bruns, Harry Davenport, Alfred Dayton, Florence Doyle, William L. Gibson, Fred Kaufman, Dorothy Klewer, Vivian ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Miss Tallulah Bankhead

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water - I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone. See more »

Trivia:

Irving Rapper said the actress's screen test for Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie" was the greatest performance he had ever seen in his life. Jack Warner feared casting two alcoholics in the film (Errol Flynn had already been cast), and though Tallulah promised not to drink during filming, the role was given to Gertrude Lawrence, whose acting was panned by most critics. See more »

Trademark:

Calls everyone dahling See more »

Nickname:

Tallu

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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