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Tallulah Bankhead

 
Tallulah Bankhead Headshot
Date of Birth: January 31, 1902
Date of Death: December 12, 1968 (66)

Birth Place: Hunstville, AL, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1964
Mrs. Goforth
  [Broadway]
1961
Midgie Purvis
  [Broadway]
1957
Eugenia, Baroness Munster
  [Broadway]
1954
Dolores
  [Broadway]
1948
Amanda Prynne
  [Broadway]
1947
The Queen
  [Broadway]
1945
Sophie Wang
  [Broadway]
1942
Sabina
  [Broadway]
1941
Mae Wilenski
  [Broadway]
1939
Regina Giddens
  [Broadway]
1938
Elizabeth
  [Broadway]
1937
Cleopatra
  [Broadway]
1936
Miss Flood
  [Broadway]
1935
Moncia Grey
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1935
Sadie Thompson
  [Broadway]
1934
Judith Traherne
  [Broadway]
1933
Mary Clay
  [Broadway]
1922
"Rufus" Rand
  [Broadway]
1921
Phyllis Nolan
  [Broadway]
1921
Hallie Livingston
  [Broadway]
1920
Rose de Brissac
  [Broadway]
1918
Performer

Photos

Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead taking a bow at the Broadway Opening Night Curtai Photo

Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead taking a bow at the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for "Looped" at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. March 14, 2010

From: 
Date:
08/31/2019
Curtain Call for "LOOPED" starring Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead at the Arena S Photo

Curtain Call for "LOOPED" starring Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead at the Arena Stage - Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. June 12, 2009.

From: 
Date:
08/31/2019
Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead taking a bow at the Broadway Opening Night Curtai Photo

Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead taking a bow at the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for "Looped" at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. March 14, 2010

From: 
Date:
08/31/2019
Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead taking a bow at the Broadway Opening Night Curtai Photo

Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead taking a bow at the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for "Looped" at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. March 14, 2010

From: 
Date:
08/31/2019
Curtain Call for "LOOPED" starring Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead at the Arena S Photo

Curtain Call for "LOOPED" starring Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead at the Arena Stage - Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. June 12, 2009

From: 
Date:
08/31/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1964
Mrs. Goforth

  [Broadway]
1961
Midgie Purvis

  [Broadway]
1957
Eugenia, Baroness Munster

  [Broadway]
1954
Dolores

  [Broadway]
1948
Amanda Prynne

  [Broadway]
1947
The Queen

  [Broadway]
1945
Sophie Wang

  [Broadway]
1942
Sabina

  [Broadway]
1941
Mae Wilenski

  [Broadway]
1939
Regina Giddens

  [Broadway]
1938
Elizabeth

  [Broadway]
1937
Cleopatra

  [Broadway]
1936
Miss Flood

  [Broadway]
1935
Moncia Grey

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1935
Sadie Thompson

  [Broadway]
1934
Judith Traherne

  [Broadway]
1933
Mary Clay

  [Broadway]
1922
"Rufus" Rand

  [Broadway]
1921
Phyllis Nolan

  [Broadway]
1921
Hallie Livingston

  [Broadway]
1920
Rose de Brissac

  [Broadway]
1918
Performer


Tallulah Bankhead Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Tallulah Bankhead, Midgie Purvis

Tallulah Bankhead News

Tovah Feldshuh to Recur in Amazon's SHELTER Series Photo Tovah Feldshuh to Recur in Amazon's SHELTER Series
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2022

Funny Girl star Tovah Feldshuh will recur as Bat Lady in Prime Video's new series, Shelter. The character is described as a reclusive, ghostlike figure who gives Mickey (Jaden Michael) a mysterious and disturbing piece of news. The cast also include Jaden Michael, Constance Zimmer, Adrian Greensmith, Abby Corrigan, Sage Linder, and Brian Altemus.

Official: Lea Michele Is FUNNY GIRL's Next Fanny Brice; Tovah Feldshuh Will Take Over Photo Official: Lea Michele Is FUNNY GIRL's Next Fanny Brice; Tovah Feldshuh Will Take Over as Mrs. Brice
by BWW Staff - Jul 11, 2022

It's official! Lea Michele will take over as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway, succeeding Beanie Feldstein who will depart the production on July 31st. Find out when Lea Michele and Tovah Feldshuh are joining the show, how to get ticket and more.

Highland Park Bowl Presents Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA This Month Photo Highland Park Bowl Presents Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA This Month
by Grace Cutler - Jul 6, 2022

A raw, visceral look at the tragic romance between the most famous queen in history and the soldier who lost everything to be with her, Shakespeare’s ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA is set to be staged at Rochester’s Highland Park Bowl July 16-29, 2022.

Tovah Feldshuh Will Lead Virtual Presentation Of BECOMING Dr. RUTH Next Week Photo Tovah Feldshuh Will Lead Virtual Presentation Of BECOMING Dr. RUTH Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Beloved psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer celebrates her 94th birthday this June, and in celebration, six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a special virtual broadcast of the one-woman Off-Broadway show, Becoming Dr. Ruth.

Review Roundup: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opens On Broadway Photo Review Roundup: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opens On Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 25, 2022

Read all the reviews of Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Tony Kushner, Charles Busch, and More Join THE PATSY Talkbacks Photo Tony Kushner, Charles Busch, and More Join THE PATSY Talkbacks
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2022

Transport Group has announced that it will host a talkback series following upcoming performances of its acclaimed production of The Patsy.¬†Guests include playwrights Tony Kushner and Charles Busch and creator of ‚ÄúBe Kind Rewind‚ÄĚ Isabel Custodio.¬†

Olney Theatre and Round House Theatre to Co-Produce Local Premieres of FELA! and INK Photo Olney Theatre and Round House Theatre to Co-Produce Local Premieres of FELA! and INK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre will produce the Broadway musical Fela! (July 7, 2023 - August 13, 2023) on the Olney Mainstage and will mount James Graham’s Tony-nominated play Ink on Round House’s Bethesda stage during the 2023-24 season.

Olney Theatre and Roundhouse Theatre to Co-Produce Local Premieres of INK and FELA! Photo Olney Theatre and Roundhouse Theatre to Co-Produce Local Premieres of INK and FELA!
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

Montgomery County’s two leading theatre companies are teaming up again to co-produce a pair of shows in 2023. Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre will produce the Broadway musical Fela! (July 7, 2023 - August 13, 2023) on the Olney Mainstage and will mount James Graham’s Tony-nominated play Ink on Round House’s Bethesda stage during the 2023-24 season. The two organizations last collaborated in 2016 and 2017 to produce both parts of Angels in America at Round House, followed by In the Heights at Olney Theatre, the latter of which went on to win the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

Olney Theatre Launches New Community Partner Program With Sandy Spring Slave Museum Photo Olney Theatre Launches New Community Partner Program With Sandy Spring Slave Museum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Olney Theatre Center¬†announced a series of events as part of its new ‚ÄúCommunity Partners‚ÄĚ program, planned in conjunction with its first partner,¬†The Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery.

Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays Photo Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production set for its 2022 Season Opener on March 28th.

Tallulah Bankhead Videos

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME Starring Melissa McCarthy VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME Starring Melissa McCarthy
by Macon Prickett - Mar 26, 2018

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Remembering FIDDLER and SHE LOVES ME Composer, Jerry Bock VideoRemembering FIDDLER and SHE LOVES ME Composer, Jerry Bock
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that FIDDLER ON THE ROOF composer Jerry Bock passed away last night, at the age of 81. This comes just one week after the passing of FIDDLER bookwriter Joseph Stein.

VIDEO: Valerie Harper Talks Beating the Odds, Joan Rivers and More
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

ET just interviewed Valerie Harper, who two years ago was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and three months to live. Click below to see what Harper had to say about beating the odds, her thoughts on Joan Rivers' death and more.

VIDEO: Valerie Harper Advises 'Live the Moment' on TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 16, 2014

Valerie Harper stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to share the joyful news that she is currently cancer-free, despite her grim diagnosis a year ago that she had only a few months to live.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Kathleen Turner in RED HOT PATRIOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 23, 2012

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins starring two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner plays the Geffen Playhouse though February 19. Turner sizzles as Molly Ivins, the brassy Texan reporter whose liberal journalism skyrocketed her to the national stage. This acclaimed one-woman show captures the red-headed reporter's indomitable character by weaving personal anecdotes with her colorful take on national politics. Check out a sneak peek of the production by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: LOOPED's Valerie Harper Visits Good Day New York
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2010

Looped's Valerie Harper stopped by Good Day New York and talked about the vibrant crowds at Looped, her enjoyment while doing the play, Tallulah Bankhead's 'bad girl' image and much more.

STAGE TUBE: LOOPED's Valerie Harper on 'Talk Stoop'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2010

Valerie Harper, currently starring as Tallulah Bankhead in Broadway's LOOPED, visited Cat Greenleaf's front door in the popular WNBC TV feature 'Talk Stoop'.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek - Opening Night of LOOPED!
by Robert Diamond - Mar 16, 2010

Valerie Harper stars as Tallulah Bankhead in Matthew Lombardo's new comedy LOOPED, directed by Rob Ruggiero, is playing at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). LOOPED opened on Sunday, March 14 and we've got a sneak peek at Broadway Beat's Opening Night Coverage!

STAGE TUBE: LOOPED's Valerie Harper on 'Good Morning America'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2010

Valerie Harper was interviewed on 'Good Morning America' this morning, March 11, where she talked about her starring role as Tallulah Bankhead in Broadway's newest comedy, LOOPED, which opens on Sunday March 14 at the Lyceum Theatre.


Tallulah Bankhead Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Tallulah Bankhead been in?
Tallulah Bankhead has appeared on Broadway in 22 shows.

How many West End shows has Tallulah Bankhead been in?
Tallulah Bankhead has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Tallulah Bankhead been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Midgie Purvis .