Tallulah’s legacy

SANDY BOTTOM — The final resting place for Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, described as “one of America’s most flamboyant actresses” in a 1968 Associated Press reporting of her burial, is next to that of her older sister (by a year and seven days) Evelyn Eugenia Bankhead in the cemetery adjacent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kent.

It has been reported that Tallulah was buried at St. Paul’s at the insistence of her sister, who lived near Rock Hall and was a parishioner.

She died in a New York City hospital.

Though it’s been more than half a century since Tallulah passed away at the age of 66 due to pneumonia, fans still leave tokens of her more colorful side — such as Mardi Gras beads, cigarettes, empty liquor bottles and playing cards.

Our photographs were taken Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

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  1. Rumor has it that Tallulah specifically stated that she did NOT want to be buried on the Eastern Shore. But she was dead, had made no arrangements, and sis said something like you’ll be beside me (or with me) forever.

    Happy to have her here. We periodically leave gifts!

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