Bara, Theda

Born: Jul 29, 1885 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

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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