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Bara, Theda (Theodosia Goodman)

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Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

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US silent film actress

 

1885 - Born on the 29th of July in the Avondale section of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

1899-1903 - Attended Walnut Hills High School and lived at Hutchins Avenue.

 

1908 - Worked in theatre productions mainly but did explore other projects, moving to New York City.

 

         - She made her Broadway debut in The Devil.

 

1914 - Her film debut was a bit part in The Stain.

 

1915-1919 - She was promoted so heavily that when the studios dropped off their support.

 

1921 - Married British-born American film director Charles Brabin.

 

1926 - She retired from film all together.

 

         - Played the role as CleopatraBara was the first sex symbol of that era.

 

1955 - She died of stomach cancer in 7th of April in Los Angeles, California.

 

1994 - Honored with her image on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

 

Theda Bara has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

 

 


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