This Day in Jewish History 1885: Prototypical Vamp of Silent Film Is Born

Actress Theda Bara played evil seductresses and uttered a line to her defeated prey that has become legendary: 'Kiss me, my fool.'

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July 29, 1885, was the birthdate of silent-film star Theda Bara, who became one of the first superstars of the screen, but paid the price of being typecast from her first leading role as the prototypical...