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Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah BankheadAKA Tallulah Brockman Bankhead

Born: 31-Jan-1902
Birthplace: Huntsville, AL
Died: 12-Dec-1968
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Saint Paul's Churchyard, Chestertown, MD

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lifeboat

Rarely wore panties while working, and often wore skirts.

I found no surprises in the Kinsey Report. The good doctor's clinical notes were old hat to me. [...] I've had many momentary love affairs. A lot of these impromptu romances have been climaxed in a fashion not generally condoned. I go into them impulsively. I scorn any notion of their permanence. I forget the fever associated with them when a new interest presents itself.

Father: William Brockman Bankhead (Speaker of the U.S. House, d. 15-Sep-1940)
Mother: Adelaide Eugenia Bankhead
Sister: Ada Eugenia (b. 24-Jan-1901)
Husband: John Emery (actor, m. 31-Aug-1937, div. 1941)
Girlfriend: Billie Holiday
Boyfriend: Anthony De Bosdari (businessman, b. 1904, d. 1989, engaged 1928, called off)
Boyfriend: William Langford (actor, b. 1920, affair in mid 1940s, d. 1955)
Boyfriend: Napier George Henry Sturt Alington (d. 1940)
Boyfriend: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Boyfriend: Gary Cooper
Girlfriend: Patsy Kelly (long term affair)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6141 Hollywood Blvd (motion pictures)
    Tonsillectomy
    Coma 1968
    Hysterectomy
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism, Emphysema, Gonorrhea, Cocaine, Marijuana

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Daydreamer (Jun-1966) [VOICE]
    Die! Die! My Darling! (21-Mar-1965)
    Main Street to Broadway (13-Oct-1953) · Herself
    A Royal Scandal (26-Mar-1945)
    Lifeboat (11-Jan-1944) · Constance Porter
    Stage Door Canteen (24-Jun-1943) · Herself
    Faithless (15-Oct-1932) · Carol Morgan
    Devil and the Deep (12-Aug-1932)
    The Cheat (28-Nov-1931)
    My Sin (26-Sep-1931)
    Tarnished Lady (2-May-1931)

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 22-Nov-1948


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