Theda Bara Biography (1890-1955)

Original name, Theodosia Goodman; name legally changed, 1917; born July 29, 1890 (one source says 1885), in Cincinnati, OH; daughter of Bernard (a tailor)and Pauline Louise Francoise (de Coppet) Goodman; died of cancer, April 7, 1955; married Charles Brabin (a director), 1921.

A character named for Bara was featured in the stage musical Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi, by Jeff Hochhauser and Bob Johnston, produced at Playhouse91, New York City, 1993, and Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1994.

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July 29, 1890
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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