Tallulah Bankhead grew up in segregationist-controlled Little Rock, Arkansas, during the period of white terrorism in the Deep South. She is a graduate of Folsom College in Arkansas and has lived in Bankhead for most of her life. Tallulah is married to incumbent U.S. Rep. Garnet Stauter, a Washington Democrat. She has three children and lives in Washington, D.C.
Tallulah Bankhead’s childhood was spent in the Jim Crow south. Tallulah’s father, William B. Bankhead served as a U.S. Senator from Arkansas, after which his wife, Ellen Tewksbury moved the family to Tallulah, where they established a home and raised many of their children. Tallulah served in the Peace Corps, later becoming an education director in Arkansas. In 2021 she became the first woman to serve as State Superintendent of Education in Arkansas.
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Tallulah has maintained a strong progressive political record throughout her public career, serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and being named Secretary of State for Health and Human Services under Gov. Bill Clinton. Tallulah served as communications secretary to former Gov. Bill Alexander, and served as communications director for former Gov. Mike Ross. In addition to her governmental work, Tallulah Bankhead has also served on the board of directors of several progressive organizations, including the Center for Reproductive Medicine and the National Rural Education Service Commission.
In addition to her many public achievements, Tallulah Bankhead has created her own publishing company, titled Tallulah’s Licks, which she controls. Her first two novels were set in or near Tallulah, Alabama, so it is only fitting that her third novel would be set in her hometown. Tallulah’s Licks tells the story of Tallulah’s married life and the effect that the change in her life, as a family woman and as an actress, has had on her love of country music. In this respect, Tallulah’s autobiography is very similar to the story told by herself in her novel, Just Me. The book reads just like Tallulah telling her story to the reader, although with Tallulah acting as the narrator.
Tallulah’s Licks picks up where Just Me left off, detailing the trials and tribulations of living in the spotlight as a country star in the late 20th century. As Tallulah was preparing to pen her memoir, she had to contend with the fact that not everyone in the country loved her and many of her fans were not even aware of her existence. It was these same people that made Tallulah’s Licks a sensation when it was released. The book was number one on the New York Times bestseller list and remained so for a significant amount of time.
Tallulah Bankhead’s story takes readers from the small town of Tallulah, Alabama, where she was born, to her days as a bulkhead on the Mississippi River. The book chronicles her travels, both romantically and otherwise, from her beginnings in vaudeville to her marriage to a wealthy man in London, to her years as an actress in Hollywood. In the final section of the book, Tallulah reflects upon her recent career, saying that the experience of being famous helped her become a better person. She credits her friends in Tallulah, Alabama, with helping her achieve such a status. Through Tallulah Bankhead, the readers will be introduced to yet another intriguing character who lived out her life in the spotlight.