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Lotte Lenya (1898–1981)

Lotte Lenya was a Tony Award-winning and Academy award-nominated actress and singer who is best remembered for her supporting role as Rosa Klebb in the classic Bond film From Russia with Love (1963). She was born Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blaumauer on October 18, 1898, in Vienna, Austria (at that time Austro-Hungarian Empire), into a working ... See full bio »

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From Russia with Love
Lotte Lenya singt Songs von Kurt Weil
Lotte Lenya singt Songs von Kurt Weil Herself - Musician - Narrator
The 3 Penny Opera


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 1980 Mahagonny (voice)
 1977 Semi-Tough
Clara Pelf
 1974 CBS Daytime 90 (TV Series)
Rosa Harcourt
- Trio for Lovers (1974) ... Rosa Harcourt
 1969 The Appointment
Emma Valadier
 1966 Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (TV Movie)
The Gypsy
 1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
 1931 The 3 Penny Opera
Jenny (as Lotte Lenja)
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Lenya Created the role of Jenny Diver in the original German production of "The Threepenny Opera", She recreated the role in the 1956 English version. See more »

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Lotte Lenja

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In 1956, Louis Armstrong recorded the song "Mack the Knife", both as a solo number and as a duet with Lenya. Armstrong added Lenya's name into the lyrics, in place of one of the characters in the play. See more »

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