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  Tallulah Bankhead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bankhead continued to perform in the 1950s and 1960s on Broadway, in the occasional film, as a highly-popular radio show host, and in the new medium of television.
Tallulah Bankhead was a legendary American actress, who breathed life into the theater, and brought excitement to generations of fans who long enjoyed her brilliant screen, television, and theatrical performances.
Tallulah Bankhead died in New York City of double pneumonia arising from influenza, complicated further by emphysema, at the age of 66 on December 12, 1968, and is buried in Saint Paul's Churchyard, Chestertown, Maryland.
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 Tallulah Bankhead - Biography
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama to William Brockman and Adelaide Eugenia Bankhead.
Tallulah's grandfather, John Hollis Bankhead, was a Confederate veteran and a U.S. senator.
Tallulah's mother, Adelaide (or "Ada" as she was called) was a native of Como, Mississippi and was already engaged to another man when she met William Bankhead on a trip to Huntsville, Alabama to shop for her wedding dress.
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 Tallulah Bankhead - Wikipedia
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, Tochter von William Brockman und Adelaide Eugenia Bankhead, wurde, wie ihr Großvater, nach der Stadt Tallulah Falls in Georgia benannt.
Die Bankheads waren eine bekannte, politische sehr aktive Familie, ihr Großvater und ihr Onkel waren US-Senatoren.
Tallulah, als Kind pummelig und unhübsch, stand lange im Schatten ihrer älteren Schwester, was sie durch Hyperaktivität wettmachen wollte.
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Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 - December 12, 1968) was a United States actress, talk-show host and bonne vivante, born in Huntsville, Alabama.
Tallulah had no children, but was the godmother of Brook Seawell and Brockman Seawell, the sons of her lifelong friend, Georgia-born actress Eugenia Rawls and Rawls' husband, Donald Seawell.
Bankhead never faded from the public eye, but was increasingly a caricature of her former self.
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 The religion of Tallulah Bankhead, actress
Tallulah Bankhead identified herself as a "high Episcopalian agnostic." Despite the fact that she identified herself as an Episcopalian, there is no indication that Tallulah Bankhead was a churchgoer in any denomination as an adult.
She [Tallulah Bankhead] conquered the hearts of droves of men and women and a few children, took a lion for companion, and shocked the squares and even the tolerant with her taboo-breaking, bacchanal behavior.
Tallulah viewed her as a fellow-actress and although she considered Aimee's eyes to be beautiful and her skin lovely, criticized her badly dyed hair and said she had the body of a peasant.
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 Welcome to the home of Robert Temple - The Crystal Sun - The Sirius Mystery
Primarily, Tallulah was a lesbian, and her lover and companion of several decades was the actress Estelle Winwood, a dainty and demure woman twenty years older than Tallulah who was present on the tour, and whom I came to know as well as Tallulah.
Tallulah actually remembered my name and didn't call me 'dahling', which was the ultimate compliment, since the real reason she called every body 'dahling' was because she couldn't be bothered to remember what they were really called, as there were too many of them.
Tallulah's bed as a sacred artifact was so important to her that when she lived at 10 Prince Albert Road in London in her youth, she knocked down and rebuilt the wall of her bedroom to make more room for a giant sized bed for her key activities.
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 Definition of Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 - December 12, 1968) was a United States actress, talk-show host, and bon vivant, born in Huntsville, Alabama.
She was the daughter of Congressman William Brockman Bankhead (1874-1940) (Democrat from Alabama 1917-1940, Speaker of the House 1936-1940), niece of Senator John H. Bankhead II (1872-1946) (Democrat from Alabama 1931-1946), and granddaughter of Senator John H. Bankhead (1842-1920) (Democrat from Alabama 1907-1920).
Tallulah Bankhead died in New York City of pneumonia arising from influenza, complicated further by emphysema, in December 1968.
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 Alabama Women's Hall of Fame - Tallulah Brockman Bankhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tallulah Bankhead was born into one of the most notable families in Alabama at that time.
Marie Bankhead Owen, her aunt became Director of the Alabama State Archives, the first woman to head a department of Alabama state government.
In her autobiography, Miss Bankhead said, "a flair for the dramatic was a Bankhead family trait." It took little to convince her father and grandfather to allow her to play a part in the stage production of "The Squab Farm." Her stay in New York lasted about two years.
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 Bankhead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Hollis Bankhead II, a son of John Hollis Bankhead and a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama
William Brockman Bankhead, another son of John Hollis Bankhead and a U.S. representative from the state of Alabama
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, the daughter of William Brockman Bankhead and an actress
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 Tallulah Bankhead : Tallulah Bankhead on TV : TVparty!
Tallulah Bankhead was one of the rare silent film stars that successfully made the transition to talkies, then radio and television.
"Tallulah's name on a contract is $250,000 in the bank," one of her theatrical producers was quoted as saying in 1950.
Tallulah Bankhead's last television guest-shots were on the Andy Williams Show and The Merv Griffin Show in 1966, followed by The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and two episodes of Batman in 1967.
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 Find A Grave Cemetery Records- Tallulah Bankhead
Her grandfather was US Senator John Hollis Bankhead II, and her father, William Brockman Bankhead, served as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Her uncle was US Senator John H. Bankhead and her aunt Marie Bankhead Owen became Director of the Alabama State Achieves, the first women to head a department of Alabama state government.
Tallulah's break came after winning a beauty contest sponsored by "Picture Play" magazine and part of the prize was a bit part in a motion picture entitled "The Wishful Girl." She achieved stardom working in virtually every medium - stage, screen, radio and television.
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 TALLULAH BANKHEAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From the politically famous Bankhead family, Tallulah's father, William Brockman Bankhead (1874-1940), served in the U.S. Congress as a Democratic representative from Alabama from 1917-1940, and as House Speaker from 1936-1940.
Tallulah's aunt and William's sister, Marie Bankhead Owen succeeded her husband Thomas McAdory Owen as director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History from 1920-1955.
Tallulah became the darling of the English theatre between 1923 and 1930.
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 'I Want to Try Everything Once' / Tallulah Bankhead's bisexual braggadocio stands up to scrutiny
This ribald quote, typical of Tallulah Bankhead, the flamboyant Alabama-born actress and personality who entertained and scandalized the public until her death in 1968, is so graphic it leaves nothing to the imagination.
Bankhead boasted of having slept with more than 5,000 people, and the publicity materials for "Tallulah" tauntingly present a long list of names of those with whom she was said to have been "romantically linked." These include megastars such as Garbo and Joan Crawford as well as supporting actresses Patsy Kelly and Hattie McDaniel.
Bankhead lived in an age when prominent actresses were careful to never refer in print to their female conquests, burned tell-tale letters and under pressure from the studios, baited fan magazines with "male" escorts, leaving virtually no public record.
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 Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead is still a fascinating character and this book is a fascinating read.
In a career that spanned five decades, Tallulah Bankhead conquered practically every medium of entertainment--theater, film, radio, and television--leaving her mark in each one; however, her accomplishments have been little noted by biographers.
Heading the cast and inevitably commanding their and our attention is the cello-voiced Tallulah Bankhead as Connie Porter, a cynical, sophisticated writer whose priorities seem to be hanging onto her mink and keeping her lipstick fresh.
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 Denny Jackson's Tallulah Bankhead Page
Tallulah Bankhead was born in Huntsville, Alabama on January 31, 1902.
Tallulah had been interested in acting and at the age of 15 she started her stage career in the local theater troupes of Huntsville and the surrounding areas.
In 1931, Tallulah filmed TARNISHED LADY, where starred as Nancy Courtney, a woman who marries for money, but ultimately gets bored with her husband and leaves him only to come back to him when he is broke.
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 Tallulah Bankhead at Reel Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Alabama native and the daughter of a United States Congressman and one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tallulah Bankhead rebelled against a strict religious upbringing to become one of the most famously tempestuous actresses of the early 20th Century.
Nevertheless, Tallulah Bankhead and her raspy voice left an impressive mark on Hollywood, as demonstrated by the films she left behind.
Tallulah and young suitor Gary Cooper in the melodramatic drama DEVIL AND THE DEEP (1932) which she made under contract to Paramount Pictures and also features Charles Laughton and Cary Grant.
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 MMI Tribute: Tallulah Bankhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tallulah Bankhead was blessed with theatrical gifts which were captured effectively on the big screen only once, when she made "Lifeboat" with Alfred Hitchcock in 1944.
Tallulah was a phenomenon, something of a Roaring 20's Spice Girl, with an enormous cult following of mostly young girls who tried to see every single crummy play she was in between 1923 & 1930, all of them yearning to be exactly like her.
As deep as her voice was (and it became deeper over the years thanks to her habit of smoking 150 cigarettes everyday), there was a lightness to her phrasing that is missing from Turner's froghorn facsimile.
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 Tallulah Bankhead: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William brockman bankhead (april 12, 1874 - september 15, 1940) was an american politician from alabama....
Tallulah Bankhead died in New York City of pneumonia pneumonia quick summary:
Pneumonia (the ancient greek word for lungs) is defined as an inflamation, usually caused by infection, involving the alveoli of the lungs....
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 The New Yorker: The Critics: A Critic At Large   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bankheads of Alabama weren’t rich, but they were aristocracy—Will Bankhead’s father and brother were both United States senators—and the motherless Tallulah and her sister, Eugenia, were reared by their grandparents and aunts with strict guidelines (which they ignored) and a strong sense of privilege (which they indulged).
As for Tallulah, at fifteen she convinced her family that she was born to be an actress, and her senatorial grandfather staked her to an assault on Broadway.
During the thirties, Tallulah had entered the hospital for what was announced as an “abdominal tumor” but was actually a case of gonorrhea—contracted, she was to say, from George Raft—so violent it brought her close to death.
www.newyorker.com /critics/atlarge/articles/050516crat_atlarge   (3313 words)

 Tallulah Bankhead Timeline and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Her father, William B. Bankhead, served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1936 to 1940.
Tallulah sues Proctor and Gamble after they launch a radio advertising campaign for Prell shampoo with a character called "Tallulah The Tube".
Bankhead dies after a bout of influenza leads to double pneumonia.
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 Tallulah Bankhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tallulah Bankhead began her stage career in London during the 1920s.
While performing in London, Bankhead decided to "consent to immortality" and sit for the talented and flamboyant artist Augustus John.
Bankhead made John promise to sell her the finished portrait for a thousand pounds.
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 Tallulah Bankhead - A Passionate Life - Welcome
Tallulah gave John permission to exhibit his painting of her on the sole condition that she be allowed to purchase it for $1,000.
Tallulah thought that the young actress (who played the daughter in the play) resembled herself as a young woman and took an immediate liking to her and they enjoyed a life-long friendship.
Tallulah offered her a job and Edie was in her employ until 1955, when she took a job in a Chicago bookstore.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Bankhead, Tallulah
Tallulah Bankhead is today remembered mostly as an irreverent wit and volcanic life force rather than as an actress.
Born in Huntsville, Alabama on January 31, 1903 (or perhaps 1901) into a prominent political family, Tallulah was the daughter of a Speaker of the U. House of Representatives and the granddaughter and niece of U.S. Senators.
Tallulah Bankhead's death on December 12, 1968 warranted a photograph and two-column obituary on the front page of the New York Times.
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 Observer | Famous drinkers: Tallulah Bankhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It would be a shame to whittle down silver-screen actress Tallulah Bankhead's vices to an unexceptional drink problem.
She was an accomplished drinker, famed for being able to polish off a bottle of bourbon in under 30 minutes...
Bankhead stood out from her friends at New York's Algonquin round table and Hollywood's drinking elite because she revelled in debauchery: 'The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it.
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 Tallulah Bankhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tallulah Bankhead (January 31 1902 - December 12 1968) was an American actress on stage and film.
Born in Huntsville Alabama she was the daughter of the Democratic politician William Brockman Bankhead.
It's easy to figure out after reading this book that Baxt actually knew Tallulah Bankhead at the time when this story is set.
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 Biography for Tallulah Bankhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tallulah had been interested in acting and at the age of 15 started her stage career in the local theater troupes of Huntsville and the surrounding areas.
The town of Tallulah, Louisiana, in the northeast part of the state was re-named for her after she spent the night there in the 1930s.
When their objections to Bankhead's exhibitionism reached director Alfred Hitchcock, he reportedly quipped that he didn't know if it was a matter for wardrobe or hairdressing.
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