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Also Known As: Died: December 12, 1968
Born: January 31, 1902 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Huntsville, Alabama, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Some sources list Ms. Bankhead's date of birth as 1903.

"I have seen Tallulah electrify the most idiotic, puerile plays into some sort of realistic coherence by her individual force." --novelist Arnold Bennett

"Tallulah is the strongest of all the hurt people I've ever known in my life" --Tennessee Williams

"Cocaine isn't habit-forming. I should know--I've been using it for years" --Attributed to Bankhead, quoted in "Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion"

When asked "Are you Tallulah Bankhead?" Bankhead is reputed to have answered "What's left of her." (Quoted in Halliwell)

"If I had to live my life over again, I would make the same mistakes--only sooner." --quote attributed to Bankhead

Named for paternal grandmother, who in turn was named after Tallulah Falls, Georgia.

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