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Olga Baclanova (1893–1974)

Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 19 to apprentice at the Moscow Art Theatre. During her early years... See full bio »


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 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- A Seacoast in Bohemia (1951) ... Unknown
 1951 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
The Gypsy
- The Jackal (1951) ... The Gypsy
 1936 The Double Crossky (Short)
The Singer
 1935 Telephone Blues (Short)
Olga Bacanova - Vocalist
 1935 The Singing Silhouette (Short)
 1933 Billion Dollar Scandal
Anna aka GoGo
 1932 Downstairs
Baroness Eloise von Burgen
 1932 Freaks
 1931 The Great Lover
Savarova (as Baclanova)
 1930 Are You There?
Countess Helenka
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
 1929 The Man I Love
Sonia Barondoff (as Baclanova)
 1929 A Dangerous Woman
Tania Gregory (as Baclanova)
 1929 The Wolf of Wall Street
Olga (as Baclanova)
 1928 Avalanche
Grace Stillwell (as Baclanova)
 1928 The Docks of New York
His Wife - Lou (as Baclanova)
 1928 The Woman Disputed
Countess (replaced by Gladys Brockwell) (scenes deleted)
 1928 Forgotten Faces
Lilly Harlow (as Baclanova)
 1928 Street of Sin
 1928 Three Sinners
Baroness Hilda Brings
 1927 The Dove
Bit (uncredited)
 1918 Bread
 1917 Tsvety zapozdalye (Short)
 1916 Tot, kto poluchaet poshchechiny
L'écuyère Consuella, qu'il tue par amour
 1915 Zhenshchina vampir
Title role
 1915 Zagrobnaya skitalitsa (as Olga Baklanova)
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She acted in Otto A. Harbach and Jerome Kern's operetta, "The Cat and the Fiddle," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Marguerite Piazza and Frank Nolton in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors.

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Survived by her husband, Richard Davis and a son by a previous marriage, Nicholas Soussanin Jr.

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