Opening Date: Nov. 9, 1934
Playwrights: George Brewer Jr., Bertram Bloch
Director: Robert Milton
Producer: Alexander McKaig
Partial Cast: Earle Larrimore, Mildred Wall, Frederick Lesiter, Ann Andrews, Myra Hampton, Dwight Fiske
Tallulah's Role: Judith Traherne
Tallulah had returned to London following the demise of Forsaking All Others when her friend Jock Whitney phoned her and asked her to return to New York to star in Dark Victory. The play, about a young socialite who changes her flighty ways after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, was described by Robert Benchley as "Camille without all the coughing." Tallulah accepted, but after only 51 performances she experienced a relapse from a life threatening illness that had plagued her the previous year (see Biography). Dark Victory fared much better on screen when it was released in 1939 starring Tallulah's nemesis, Bette Davis.
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