Blanchette Dumond, aka Madame Lefresne
(as Theodosia Goodman)
The Blue Flame. Melodrama. Written by George V. Hobart
and John Willard
. Based on the play by Leta Vance Nicholson. Shubert Theatre: 15 Mar 1920- Apr 1920 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Theda Bara
(as "Ruth Gordon") [final Broadway role], Joseph Buckley (as "Barnes"), Helen Curry (as "Cicely Varnum"), Alan Dinehart
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Theo DeCoppet | Theodosia Goodman
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
(in 1917) "During the rest of my screen career, I am going to continue doing vampires as long as people sin. For I believe that humanity needs the moral lesson and it needs it in repeatedly larger doses."
Promotional claims fed off the fact that her stage name was chosen because it is an anagram for "Arab Death." In reality, "Theda" was a childhood nickname for Theodosia, and "Bara" was a shortened form of her maternal grandfather's last name, Baranger.
Panda-like eye make up