You must be under 40 then! Tallulah was a force of nature and made the antics of some of today's stars look very tame indeed. But most importantly, when she wanted to be, she was a brilliant actress, and had she had a little more self-discipline, she would be remembered for her talents as an actress and not as "character"
I saw her perform on Broadway in 1964 when I was 21, and I was saddened because, by then, she was just a drunk slurring her words. She was in The Milk Train Doesn't Stop here Anymore by Tennessee Williams, with Tab Hunter.