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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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From Russia with Love
(1963)
Lotte Lenya singt Songs von Kurt Weil
Lotte Lenya singt Songs von Kurt Weil Herself - Musician - Narrator
(1956)
The 3 Penny Opera
(1931)

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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 1922 Lenya was seen by her future husband, German composer Kurt Weill, during an audition for his first stage score Zaubernacht but because of his position behind the piano, she did not see him. She was cast but owing to her loyalty to her voice coach she declined the role. See more »

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