January 31, 1902
Actress Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born in Huntsville. Born into the illustrious and politically powerful Bankhead family, Tallulah became an infamous celebrity of the Jazz Age known for her beauty, flamboyant personality, wit, and talented performances. She earned critical acclaim for starring roles across stage, film, television, and radio, including the Broadway plays The Little Foxes and The Skin of Our Teeth and Alfred Hitchcock’s film Lifeboat. In 1952, Tallulah published her New York Times bestselling autobiography Tallulah: My Autobiography, which sold 10 million copies. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame and the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame.