STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,556 this week

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 »

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 people
created 08 Feb 2011
 
a list of 43 people
created 14 Apr 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 people
created 17 Jun 2013
 
a list of 29 people
created 17 Aug 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Tallulah Bankhead's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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)
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)
 1918 Thirty a Week
Barbara Wright (uncredited)
 1918 When Men Betray
Alice Edwards (uncredited)
 1918 Who Loved Him Best?
Nell
Show Show Self (24 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Miss Tallulah Bankhead

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water - I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone. See more »

Trivia:

Tallulah had an older sister, to whom she left the bulk of her estate. See more »

Trademark:

Husky resonant voice See more »

Nickname:

Tallu

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
bette davis and mary astor jswarlos
Help me with these photographs? lombardo42
Best film? Jadarm
...Related AbbyLaPokka
THE CHEAT 1931 COMING TO DVD bearcorg
Brando mrshiver
Discuss Tallulah Bankhead on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page