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Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead's biography

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead is 66 years old television actor born at Huntsville. Tallulah was born on Friday 31st of January 1902. She is often nicknamed as TalluTalloo. According to year of birth 1902 Tallulah belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 31st of January means Tallulah is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.

Tallulah is white american. She is citizen of United States of America. She is anglican / episcopalian. Her primary profession is to be television actor. You can know Tallulah also as film actor, autobiographer. She is recently known as stage actor.

Tallulah Bankhead's dad

Tallulah Bankhead's father's name is William B. Bankhead.

Tallulah Bankhead's family

Tallulah Bankhead's ex spouse

John Emery

Tallulah Bankhead and John Emery have been together since 1937 for 4 years. He is known as screenwriter. Her ex spouse was born on Saturday 20th of May 1905 in New York City. Her ex spouse died on Monday 16th of November 1964 in New York City. John Emery was 62 years old, when this happened.

Tallulah Bankhead's schools

We found 1 school Tallulah attended. Name of the school: Mary Baldwin University.

Detailed informations about Tallulah´s schools

Tallulah studied university - Mary Baldwin University, Staunton. Virginia.

Tallulah Bankhead's career

Her main focus is to be television actor. Tallulah is famous thanks to Lifeboat.

Is Tallulah Bankhead gay ?

Tallulah is known to be bisexual.

How did Tallulah Bankhead die

She died on on Thursday 12th of December 1968 when he was 66 years old at New York City. Tallulah Bankheads death was caused by pneumonia & influenza. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Tallulah Bankhead's Awards

  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Midgie Purvis".

What else you don't know about Tallulah Bankhead ?

Her middle name is Brockman.

What Tallulah Bankhead has done for a first time

  • An ardent supporter of civil rights, Bankhead was the first white woman to appear on the cover of Ebony magazine. She also appeared on the cover of TIME and LIFE.
  • 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.

Tallulah Bankhead's quotes

  • [when asked by gossip columnist Earl Wilson if she had ever been mistaken for a man on the telephone] No, have you?
  • I was there in the south of France when Zelda [Fitzgerald], poor darling, went off her head. She had gone into a flower shop and suddenly for her all the flowers had faces. Of course, some flowers, such as pansies, DO have faces.
  • [on seeing a former lover for the first time in years] I thought I told you to wait in the car.
  • I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
  • The only man in theater who can count on steady work is the night watchman.
  • The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
  • Acting is a form of confusion.
  • [on why she called everyone "dahling"] Because all my life, I've been terrible at remembering people's names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive.
  • If you want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling; be an audience.
  • It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
  • I'm as pure as the driven slush.
  • I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water - I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
  • My father warned me about men and booze, but he never mentioned a word about women and cocaine.
  • Cocaine isn't habit-forming. I should know - I've been using it for years.
  • Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.
  • No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah's husband. It's tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one.
  • Don't think I don't know who's been spreading gossip about me. After all the nice things I've said about that hag [Bette Davis]. When I get hold of her, I'll tear out every hair of her mustache!
  • Say anything about me, dahling, as long as it isn't boring.
  • I've tried several varieties of sex, all of which I hate. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic; the others give me a stiff neck and/or lockjaw.
  • On strategy: I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
  • [when a young actress told her that she drank cranberry juice every morning] Oh, my God, cranberry juice? When I was 16, dahling, I had a shoebox full of cocaine.
  • [when researcher Alfred Kinsey asked her for details about her sex life]: Of course, darling, if you'll tell me yours.
  • [To 27 year old bride-to-be Helen Hayes, who was getting married to Charles MacArthur, who asked her what she could do to avoid getting pregnant]: Just what you've always been doing, darling.
  • [on being told there was no toilet paper available] Well, do you have two fives for a ten?
  • There have been only two geniuses in the world, Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare. But, darling, I think you'd better put Shakespeare first.
  • Do you want to know why the Giants are going to win the pennant? Well, darlings, I can tell you in two words: Willie Mays.
  • I've played "Private Lives" everywhere except underwater.
  • They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
  • [on Bette Davis] Bette and I are very good friends, There's nothing I wouldn't say to her face, both of them.
  • I only read one book in my life, "White Fang". Fortunately it was so good I never needed to read another.

Tallulah Bankhead's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Tallulah Bankhead looks. We will focus on Tallulah´s height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Tallulah is tall as 5' 3" (160 cm). Body build is average. Her eyes are tinted blue. Her hair is shade of brown - light.