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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tallulah Bankhead




"Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it."
                                Tallulah Bankhead


On the square in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, we found a sign indicating the site of Tallulah Bankhead's birth in 1902. She left home at the age of 15 and became an actress on stage and in movies and television.

She was a contemporary of actresses Bette Davis and Greta Garbo. One of her most famous film appearances was Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat.

Tallulah became famous for her deep voice and flamboyant personality. Although raised in a conservative environment, she made a name for herself with her anything-but-conservative comments and actions.

She was Alabama's first professional actress and was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame - http://www.awhf.org/bankhead.html.

To see her in action, watch the YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiCdydG62SA.


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