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Bankhead married once and had no children but debates on her sexuality have existed from since her death. She was said to have had a reputation of TheCasanova, but there have been many arguments that she also went with women as well. They didn't stop rumours when Bankhead reportedly said that she was "ambi-sextrous". Much of her {{maneat|er}}ing reputation made her a public enemy with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, which apparently had a list of actors that needed to either be censored or banned from acting, and Bankhead was at the top of it.

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Bankhead married once and had no children but debates on her sexuality have existed from since her death. She was said to have had a reputation of TheCasanova, but there have been many arguments that she also went with women as well. They didn't stop rumours when Bankhead reportedly said that she was "ambi-sextrous". Much of her {{maneat|er}}ing [[TheCasanova [=maneating=]]] reputation made her a public enemy with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, which apparently had a list of actors that needed to either be censored or banned from acting, and Bankhead was at the top of it.


-> ''"Codeine. Bourbon."''
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-->-- '''Tallulah Bankhead's last words'''
->''Acting is the laziest of the professions. A ballet dancer must limber up two or three hours a day, working or idle. The great musicians practice three or four hours a day, willy-nilly. Opera singers must go easy on cigarettes, learn half a dozen languages. The demands on an actress consist in learning the role, interpreting to the best of her ability the intent of the author as outlined by the director. When not on stage? She sits around chewing her nails, waiting for the telephone to ring.''



Bankhead married once and had no children but debates on her sexuality have existed from since her death. She was said to have had a reputation of TheCasanova, but there have been many arguments that she also went with women as well. They didn't stop rumours when Bankhead reportedly said that she was "ambi-sextrous". Much of her maneating reputation made her a public enemy with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, which apparently had a list of actors that needed to either be censored or banned from acting, and Bankhead was at the top of it.

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Bankhead married once and had no children but debates on her sexuality have existed from since her death. She was said to have had a reputation of TheCasanova, but there have been many arguments that she also went with women as well. They didn't stop rumours when Bankhead reportedly said that she was "ambi-sextrous". Much of her maneating {{maneat|er}}ing reputation made her a public enemy with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, which apparently had a list of actors that needed to either be censored or banned from acting, and Bankhead was at the top of it.


Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 -- December 12, 1968) was an American actress who made many film and television appearances, although she is mostly credited as being a stage actress, often as one of the greatest of the 20th century. Many of her characters were MsFanservice {{deadpan snarker}}s and is often parodied and imitated as much as Creator/MaeWest's. Most notably, Bankhead's family were prominent in American politics and Tallulah herself was often vocal about politics as well, being supportive of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. Although she acted a lot during UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, what's said to be Bankhead's most successful role was in ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}''.

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Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 -- December 12, 1968) was an American actress who made many film and television appearances, although she is mostly credited as being a stage actress, often as one of the greatest of the 20th century. Many of her characters were MsFanservice {{deadpan snarker}}s and is often parodied and imitated as much as Creator/MaeWest's. Most notably, Bankhead's family were prominent in American politics and Tallulah herself was often vocal about politics as well, well[[note]]Bankhead's father, William, was a longtime Congressman from Alabama who was Speaker of the House from 1936 until his death in 1940[[/note]], being supportive of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. Although she acted a lot during UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, what's said to be Bankhead's most successful role was in ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}''.


Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 -- December 12, 1968) was an American actress who made many film and television appearances, although she is mostly credited as being a stage actress, often one of the greatest of the 20th century. Many of her characters were MsFanservice {{deadpan snarker}}s and is often parodied and imitated as much as Creator/MaeWest's. Most notably, Bankhead's family were prominent in American politics and Tallulah herself was often vocal about politics as well, being supportive of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. Although she acted a lot during UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, what's said to be Bankhead's most successful role was in ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}''.

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Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 -- December 12, 1968) was an American actress who made many film and television appearances, although she is mostly credited as being a stage actress, often as one of the greatest of the 20th century. Many of her characters were MsFanservice {{deadpan snarker}}s and is often parodied and imitated as much as Creator/MaeWest's. Most notably, Bankhead's family were prominent in American politics and Tallulah herself was often vocal about politics as well, being supportive of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. Although she acted a lot during UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, what's said to be Bankhead's most successful role was in ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}''.


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-->-- Tallulah Bankhead's last words

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Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 -- December 12, 1968) was an American actress who made many film and television appearances, although she is mostly credited as being a stage actress, often one of the greatest of the 20th century. Many of her characters were MsFanservice {{deadpan snarker}}s and is often parodied and imitated as much as Creator/MaeWest's. Most notably, Bankhead's family were prominent in American politics and Tallulah herself was often vocal about politics as well, being supportive of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. Although she acted a lot during UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, what's said to be Bankhead's most successful role was in ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}''.

Bankhead married once and had no children but debates on her sexuality have existed from since her death. She was said to have had a reputation of TheCasanova, but there have been many arguments that she also went with women as well. They didn't stop rumours when Bankhead reportedly said that she was "ambi-sextrous". Much of her maneating reputation made her a public enemy with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, which apparently had a list of actors that needed to either be censored or banned from acting, and Bankhead was at the top of it.

Known for her smoking, Bankhead died in hospital from respiratory issues, as well as malnutrition, the flu, and "double pneumonia". Her final words (from what could be made out by staff) was said to be a request for codeine, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking followed]] [[AndADietCoke by]] [[INeedAFreakingDrink a bourbon whiskey]].

[[Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire Blanche DuBois]] was said to have been inspired by her.
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