Theda Bara (1885 - 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress who appeared in over 40 films between 1914 and 1926.


  • In a performance of "Octopus' Garden" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1970, an aquatic pun-making octopus takes the instrumental break to perform a routine on his trip to the movies. He claims to have seen an "old underwater movie" starring "Theda Barracuda."
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