Person:Tallulah Bankhead

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Tallulah Bankhead


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 Star of Stage, Screen, Radio and Television

Born:January 31, 1902, Huntsville, AL
Died:December 12, 1968, New York City
Buried:St. Paul's Churchyard, Chestertown, MD
Birthplace:231 East Side Square
Daughter of:William Brockman Bankhead


Notes:

•  "BANKHEAD, Tallulah Brockman (Jan. 31, 1903-Dec. 12, 1968) One of the most famous actresses of her day. She was born in Huntsville, one of two daughters of William Brockman Bankhead. Her mother died shortly after her birth, and the children were reared by relatives in Montgomery and Jasper. She received her education in a number of institutions in Washington and New York City. While a child she was subject to bronchial ailments which deepened her voice, giving it its unique quality and helping her to become one of the foremost actresses of the world during her lifetime. She decided she wanted to be an actress, and her father, who had been dissuaded from an acting career by his parents, permitted her to journey to New York City to try for a career in the theatre. She has been celebrated as an actress since the 1920s. In 1939 she possibly reached the height of her Broadway career with her role in The Little Foxes. In 1944 she received the New York Film Critics award for her role in the motion picture Lifeboat. In 1952 she published her life story in Tallulah, a frank and witty biography of her life on and off the stage and screen. It became a bestseller. She died in New York of double pneumonia and emphysema." - Alabama Past Leaders


Related Links:
•  Adherents - Her religious views
•  Alabama Past Leaders - By Henry S. and Marsha Kass Marks, © 1982, p. 26
•  Alabama Women's Hall of Fame - Bio
•  BrainyQuote - Quotes
•  Briartech.com - Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll Photo
•  eBay - Possible related items
•  Encyclopedia of Alabama - Bio
•  Facebook - Page
•  Flickr - Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll
•  Google Images - Photos
•  New York Times - Article
•  New Yorker - Article
•  Tallulah the Lonely - An account of Tallulah by Robert Temple, one of her helpers.
•  Tallulah: A Passionate Life - Web site fully dedicated to Tallulah
•  The Internet Movie Database: Articles - Articles
•  The Internet Movie Database: Bio - Bio
•  The Internet Movie Database: Stage Door Canteen - Full video of Stage Door Canteen staring with a performance by Tallulah. Free but commercials every 10 minutes.
•  Thinkexist.com - Quotes
•  Virtual History - Books
•  Wikipedia - Bio
•  YouTube: I'll be Seeing You - Tallulah Bankhead sings "I'll be Seeing You" while Fred Allen & Jack Carson converse. Tallulah is accompanied on piano by Meredith Willson. The Big Show, February 18th 1951.
•  YouTube: Norman Lear - Norman Lear recounts a story about when Tallulah Bankhead guest-starred on the Martha Raye Show and a racial incident almost got the show cancelled. (Tallulah was not the racist.)
•  YouTube: Baby It's Cold Outside - Tallulah Bankhead & Jack Carson - Baby It's Cold Outside
•  YouTube: Laugh - Tallulah Bankhead's Amazing Laugh!
•  YouTube: Tallulah Bankhead - List of videos
•  YouTube: What's My Line - What's my Line? (1961)


The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  231 East Side Square
•  William Brockman Bankhead



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