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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 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Tallulah Bankhead
- The Celebrity Next Door (1957) ... Tallulah Bankhead
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Hole Card (1957)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Talulah Bankhead
 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: The Skin of Our Teeth. Comedy. Written by Thornton Wilder. Press Representative: Richard Maney and John L. Toohey. Stage Manager: B.D. Kranz. Assistant Stage Mgr: Stanley Prager. Directed by Elia Kazan. Plymouth Theatre: 18 Nov 1942- 25 Sep 1943 (359 performances). Cast: Tallulah Bankhead (as "Sabina"), Florence Eldridge (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Miss Tallulah Bankhead

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on why she called everyone "dahling"] Because all my life, I've been terrible at remembering people's names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive. See more »

Trivia:

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 (1952). See more »

Trademark:

Husky resonant voice See more »

Nickname:

Tallu

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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