Thursday, June 5, 2008
Goddesses of the Silent Screen
Every day for a while, I will be featuring a female silent movie star. Today's is Theda Bara: The Vamp.
" Theda Bara was the stage name of Theodosia Burr Goodman (July 29, 1885 – April 13, 1955), an American silent film actress. Movie executives made promotional claims that her stage name was chosen because it is an anagram for "Arab Death." In reality, "Theda" was a childhood nickname for Theodosia. "Bara" was a shortened form of her maternal grandfather's last name, Baranger. "-Wikipedia
She starred in such movies as, A Fool There Was, Cleopatra, and Madame Du Barry.