- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Quadruple Split (3,28,57)
- Incarnation Cross : JX Need
American actress on stage and film who was celebrated from the '20s for her electric and throaty performances, as well as a lusty life-style offstage. Starring in London from 1923, her performances on-stage and off made her the toast of the town for seven years. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1930, she resumed her stage career and signed a film contract with Paramount. Her film and TV work were less memorable than her stage performances. Bankhead's autobiography, "Tallulah," was published in 1952.
Bankhead is the daughter of the Speaker of the House, William Bankhead, and her mom died just two weeks after she was born. She had a strict convent education, but received her first taste of stardom in a local beauty contest at age 15. She was married at one time to actor John Emery. She died of pneumonia on 12 December 1968, New York, New York, about six weeks shy of her 67th birthday.