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.
Studios went wild promoting Bara with a massive campaign, billing her as the Egyptian-born daughter of a French actress and an Italian sculptor. They claimed she had spent her early years in the Sahara Desert under the shadow of the sphinx, then moved to France to become a stage actress. The truth is that she never visited Egypt or France. They called her the "Serpent of the Nile" and encouraged ...
Often played the role of a sexy, foul temptress whose beauty and dangerous allure led good-hearted men to their doom.