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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?
Nell
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She played Amanda Prynne in Noel Coward's play, "Privates Lives," at the Harris Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Barbara Baxley (Sibyl Chase); Donald Cook (Elyot Chase); William Langford (Victor Prynne); and Claudia Le Due (Louise) in the cast. See more »

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14 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 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:

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. 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. 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 »

Trademark:

Flamboyant personality See more »

Nickname:

Tallu

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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