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Lili Darvas (1902–1974)

Hungarian-born Lili Darvas (pronounced 'Darvash') was a major star first in Budapest, then on the German stage with Max Reinhardt's theatre company during the 1920's, touring Europe with plays by Goethe, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Shaw. She received her education at the Budapest Lyceum and made her acting debut at the age of 20 as Juliet in "Romeo ... See full bio »


(age 72) in New York, USA

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 1971 Love
Az öregasszony
 1968 The Good Guys (TV Series)
- The Biggest Madre of Them All (1968) ... Katina
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Madam Karim
- The Secret Sceptre Affair (1965) ... Madam Karim
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
- Circle of Choice (1963)
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Minna Foss
- A Shame for the Diamond Wedding (1962) ... Minna Foss
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Annie Selman
- Shoulder the Sky, My Lad (1962) ... Annie Selman
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Grandma Bayles
- Long Distance Call (1961) ... Grandma Bayles
 1961 Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (TV Movie)
 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- End of a Mission (1961) ... Grandmother
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Belgian Woman
- Dark December (1959) ... Belgian Woman
 1952-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
the Queen's younger sister / Ruth Simon / Brigitte
- Image of Fear (1958) ... the Queen's younger sister
- Portrait of a Citizen (1956) ... Ruth Simon
- A Man's World (1956) ... Brigitte
- The Great Lady (1952)
- The Deep Dark (1952)
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Mme. Chargot
- The Littlest Enemy (1958) ... Mme. Chargot
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Mama Sandor
- The Deady Silence (1957) ... Mama Sandor
 1954-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Mama / Adeline Girard
- First Love (1957)
- The Trees (1955)
- My Lost Saints (1955) ... Mama
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Old Marquis
- The American (1956) ... Old Marquis
- Silent Partner (1956)
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Ingrid Lorne
- Flight 951 (1955) ... Ingrid Lorne
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Sari Hatvany
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mme. Brideau
- Portrait of a Ballerina (1956) ... Mme. Brideau
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Dark Memory (1955)
 1951-1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Janosek
- A Seacoast in Bohemia (1951) ... Mrs. Janosek
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
- Heart of a Clown (1954)
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- The Baker's Sons (1954)
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Ilsa Bruckner
- Brandenburg Gate (1953) ... Ilsa Bruckner
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Julie's Castle (1953)
- Black Wedding (1953)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
 1953 The Lady of Liberty (TV Movie)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Garneau '83 (1952) ... Marie
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Crime Photographer (TV Series)
- The Clean-Up (1951)
 1935 Affairs of Maupassant
Maria Baschkirtzeff
 1926/II Camille (Short)

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Stage Play: Jederman. Drama. Music by Einar Nilson. Written by Hugo Von Hofmannstahl. Century Theatre: 7 Dec 1927- Dec 1927 (closing date unknown/14 performances). Cast: Elizabeth Alexandrowa (as "Lady"), Othmar Biegler (as "Male Guest/Retainer of Everyman's Mother"), Lili Darvas (as "Faith"), Paul Hartmann (as "The Voice of the Lord"), ... See more »

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In 1926, Darvas joined the acting troupe of the German impresario Max Reinhardt, even though she had learned to speak German only two years earlier, by reciting classical German verse plays for hours at a time. See more »

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