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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 Devil and the Deep
Diana Sturm
 1932 Thunder Below
Susan
 1931 The Cheat
Elsa Carlyle
 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: Appeared (as "Mary Clay") in "Forsaking All Others" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Edward Roberts and Frank Cavett. Directed by Thomas Mitchell. Times Square Theatre: 1 Mar 1933-Jun 1933 (closing date unknown/110 performances). Cast: Harry Anderson, Harlan Briggs (as "Dent"), Ilka Chase (as "Elinor Branch"), Millicent Hanley, ... 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:

Acting is a form of confusion. See more »

Trivia:

Her mother died of complications of childbirth shortly after she was born. According to actress Hedy Lamarr, who met Tallulah, when the latter was doing stage in Vienna, in an interview, shortly before her own death, until the day she died, Tallulah had blamed herself for her mother's death. Evan Tallulah's father could not convince her otherwise. See more »

Trademark:

Husky resonant voice See more »

Nickname:

Tallu

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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