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Overview for Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead


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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 ...


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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