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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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 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)
Hedda Gabler
- A Man for Oona (1962)
- 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)
- The Hole Card (1957)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Tallulah Bankhead
 1932 Faithless
Carol Morgan
 1932 Thunder Below
Susan
 1931 My Sin
Carlotta / Ann Trevor
 1931 Tarnished Lady
Nancy Courtney
 1929 Her Cardboard Lover (Short)
 1919 The Trap
Helen Carson
 1918 Thirty a Week
Barbara Wright (uncredited)
 1918 When Men Betray
Alice Edwards (uncredited)
 1918 Who Loved Him Best?
Nell
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Midgie Purvis (1961). Nominated for Tony Award. See more »

Publicity Listings:

14 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Miss Tallulah Bankhead

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked by gossip columnist Earl Wilson if she had ever been mistaken for a man on the telephone] No, have you? See more »

Trivia:

Marlon Brando, who co-starred with her in the play "The Eagle Has Two Heads" in the mid-1940s, said that Bankhead was primarily a personality actor--that is, someone who did not have developed acting skills but got by on the basis of their personality. Brando believed that she could have been a great actress and a major movie star if she had not been addicted to sex and alcohol. See more »

Trademark:

Husky resonant voice See more »

Nickname:

Tallu

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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