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Bankhead, Tallulah Brockman

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1968 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

1902 – Born on the 31st of January in Huntsville, Alabama.

1917 – Bankhead won a movie-magazine beauty contest.

1931 – Returned to the US to be Paramount Pictures’ "next Marlene Dietrich".

1932 – Bankhead made her debut on the London stage, where she was to appear in over a dozen plays.

         – On 9th of September she was featured on the cover of Film Weekly.

1933 – Bankhead nearly died following a 5-hour emergency hysterectomy for an advanced case of gonorrhea.

1934 – She returned to England.

1939 – Bankhead played the cold and ruthless Regina Giddens in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.

1942 – Starred in Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, in which Bankhead played Sabina, the housekeeper and temptress.

1944 – Alfred Hitchcock cast her as the cynical journalist, Constance Porter, in Lifeboat.

         – The performance is widely acknowledged as her best on film, and won her the New York Screen Critics Award.

1956 – Appeared as a strong Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

1957 – Her appearance as herself on The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Comedy Hour as The Celebrity Next Door is a cult favorite.

1961 – Received a Tony Award nomination for her performance of a bizarre 50-year-old mother in Mary Chase’s Midgie Purvis.

1963 – Her last theatrical appearance was in another Williams play, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Any More.

1965 – Last motion picture was a British horror film, co-starring Stefanie Powers titled Die! Die! My Darling! In the U.S.

1967 – Her last appearance on screen is in the villainess Black Widow in the Batman TV series.

1968 – She died on 12th of December in New York City because of double pneumonia arising from influenza.