Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead


Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama. Her father was a mover and shaker in the Democratic Party who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from June 4, 1936, to September 16, 1940. Tallulah had been interested in acting and, at age 15, started her stage career in the local theater troupes of Huntsville and the surrounding areas. At age 16, she won a beauty contest and, bolstered by this achievement, moved to New York City to live with her aunt and to try her hand at Broadway. She was offered a role in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), but did not take it after she refused John Barrymore's invitation for a visit to the casting couch. Unfortunately, for the young Miss Bankhead, she did not make any headway on the stages of New York, so she pulled up stakes and moved to London, in 1923, to try her luck there. For the next several years, she was the most popular actress of London's famed West End, the British equivalent of B
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    Tallulah Bankhead was born in Huntsville, Alabama, USA

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  • Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
  • It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.
  • There have been only two geniuses in the world. Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare.
  • I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.
  • 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.
  • Let's not quibble! 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.
  • They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
  • They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
  • Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.
  • My heart is pure as the driven slush.
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