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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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 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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She acted in George Tabori's play, "Brecht on Brecht," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England in an English Stage Company production with Barry Foster, Norman Rossington, and George Devine in the cast. See more »

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Lotte Lenja

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Lenya, as the wife of famous composer Kurt Weill, would often star in his operas and musicals. At the world premiere of his "Threepenny Opera" in 1928, her name was inadvertently left out of the program guide, despite her playing the female lead. See more »

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