Tallulah Bankhead (1902–1968)


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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 Connie Porter
(1944)
Die! Die! My Darling! Mrs. Trefoile
(1965)
A Royal Scandal Catherine the Great
(1945)
Devil and the Deep Diana Sturm
(1932)

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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
 1959 The Boy Who Owned a Melephant (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 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)
Jessie Baxter
- The Hole Card (1957) ... Jessie Baxter
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Tallulah Bankhead
 1945 A Royal Scandal
Catherine the Great
 1944 Lifeboat
Connie Porter
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Tallulah Bankhead
 1932 Faithless
Carol Morgan
 1932 Devil and the Deep
Diana Sturm
 1932 Make Me a Star
Tallulah Bankhead (uncredited)
 1932 Thunder Below
Susan
 1931 The Cheat
Elsa Carlyle
 1931 My Sin
Carlotta / Ann Trevor
 1931 Tarnished Lady
Nancy Courtney
 1929 Her Cardboard Lover (Short)
 1928 His House in Order
Nina Graham
 1919 The Trap
Helen Carson
 1918 Thirty a Week
Barbara Wright (uncredited)
 1918 When Men Betray
Alice Edwards (uncredited)
 1918 Who Loved Him Best?
Nell
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Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Starred in an unsuccessful revival of "The Ziegfield Follies", produced by Richard Kollmar (husband of New York columnist Dorothy Kilgallen), which closed before making it to Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Tallulah Bankhead

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Spouse:

John Emery  (divorced)
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Personal Quote:

[on Bette Davis] Bette and I are very good friends, There's nothing I wouldn't say to her face, both of them. See more »

Trivia:

In 1949, Procter and Gamble launched a radio advertising campaign for its Prell shampoo, using a jingle and the character "Tallulah the Tube". Miss Bankhead was so closely identified by her first name that she sued, eventually settling out of court. See more »

Trademark:

Calls everyone dahling See more »

Nickname:

Talloo See more »

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