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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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Lifeboat Connie Porter
Stage Door Canteen
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Die! Die! My Darling!
Die! Die! My Darling! Mrs. Trefoile
A Royal Scandal
A Royal Scandal Catherine the Great


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (24 credits)
 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
 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?
Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Jacques Deval and P.G. Wodehouse's play, "Her Cardboard Lover," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Miss Tallulah Bankhead


5' 2½" (1.59 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on being told there was no toilet paper available] Well, do you have two fives for a ten? See more »


She is credited with helping Truman win the 1948 election by publicly castigating rival candidate Dewey. President Harry S. Truman claimed that her 1952 autobiography was the best book he had read since coming to the White House. See more »


Calls everyone dahling See more »



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