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Celia Lovsky (I) (1897–1979)


Daughter of Bretislav Lvovsky (1857-1910), a minor Czech opera composer, Celia was born in Vienna where she trained at the Royal Academy of Arts and Music. She was a rising stage star in Vienna and Berlin in 1929, when she met future husband Peter Lorre. Celia accompanied the Jewish Lorre when he fled Hitler's Berlin to Vienna in 1933, then to ... See full bio »

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 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Nadia Baska
- Mister Nobody (1974) ... Nadia Baska
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Old Lady with Bad Hip
- Surprise (1974) ... Old Lady with Bad Hip
 1970-1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Krasnow / Lena Perlin
- The Fatal Challenge (1974) ... Mrs. Krasnow
- Dance to No Music (1970) ... Lena Perlin
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Zena
- The Gypsies (1973) ... Zena
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Mrs. Jameson
- A Quality of Fear (1972) ... Mrs. Jameson
 1970 Airport
Mrs. Williams - Passenger (uncredited)
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Mother Superior
- The Suzie Simone Caper (1970) ... Mother Superior
 1968 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Rita Goldstein
- The Big Problem (1968) ... Rita Goldstein
 1968 The Power
Mrs. Hallson
 1966-1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mama van Groot / Mrs. Karoli
- The Daughter (1968) ... Mama van Groot
- List for a Firing Squad (1966) ... Mrs. Karoli
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Sister Olaf
- Wailing in a Winter Wonderland (1967) ... Sister Olaf
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Dutch Lady
- 48 Hours to Doomsday (1967) ... Dutch Lady
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
T'Pau
- Amok Time (1967) ... T'Pau
 1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Josephine Schwimmer
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Kreiger
- The Carpella Collection (1967) ... Mrs. Kreiger
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Church Goer / Elderly Lady
- The Eighth Day (1966) ... Church Goer
- The Game (1965) ... Elderly Lady
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Salishka
- Hide the Children (1966) ... Salishka
 1966 The Doomsday Flight (TV Movie)
Elderly woman
 1965 Hank (TV Series)
Mrs. Wagner
- They're Playing Our Song (1965) ... Mrs. Wagner
 1965/II Harlow
Marie Ouspenskaya
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Woman Behind Railings (uncredited)
 1965 36 Hours
Elsa
 1965 Insight (TV Series)
- The Killer (1965)
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Christine Hager
- Katy's 76th Birthday (1964) ... Christine Hager
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Viola Draper
- Queen of the Nile (1964) ... Viola Draper
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Mrs. Brucker
- An Echo of Conscience (1964) ... Mrs. Brucker
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Marta Thielman
- A Hall Full of Strangers (1963) ... Marta Thielman
 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Frieda
- The Little Old Gluemaker, Me! (1963) ... Frieda
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
- Heydrich: Part 2 (1963)
- Heydrich: Part 1 (1963)
 1962-1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Dominic Chitava / Mrs. Fisher
- Diagnosis: Danger (1963) ... Mrs. Dominic Chitava
- The Black Curtain (1962) ... Mrs. Fisher
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mme. Olafson
- Chain Reaction (1963) ... Mme. Olafson
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Maria
- The Clocks (1962) ... Maria
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mother Gabriel
- The Crooked Angel (1962) ... Mother Gabriel
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Paul's Mother
- The Closing Circle (1961) ... Paul's Mother
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Frau Schilling
- The Hitch-Hiker (1961) ... Frau Schilling
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Mrs. Kowalski
- The Legacy (1961) ... Mrs. Kowalski
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Aunt Kayenta
- The Death of Yellow Singer (1961) ... Aunt Kayenta
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Romanya
- The Gift (1961) ... Romanya
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Vera Dreyfus
- The Heiress (1961) ... Vera Dreyfus
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Countess Varnoff
- The Dragon Cup (1960) ... Countess Varnoff
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Nurse Schmidt / Mrs. Franiczek, Sr.
- Emergency (1960) ... Nurse Schmidt
- The Wall Between (1959) ... Mrs. Franiczek, Sr.
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mrs. Borsatch
- Kiss of Death Girl (1960) ... Mrs. Borsatch
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Grandma Jobe
- The Two Faces of Grey Holden (1960) ... Grandma Jobe
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Grandma Branden
- Badman (1960) ... Grandma Branden
 1958-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Old Woman / Madam Guibert / Mrs. Schwimmer
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960) ... Old Woman
- To the Sound of Trumpets (1960) ... Madam Guibert
- Seven Against the Wall (1958) ... Mrs. Schwimmer
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Mama Vasconi
- Vote the Bullet (1960) ... Mama Vasconi
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Mina Kay
- Swinging Long Hair (1960) ... Mina Kay
 1957-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Madame Marie / Senorita Galindo
- The Book of Silence (1960) ... Madame Marie
- Cornada (1957) ... Senorita Galindo
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Sara
- The House of Ledezan (1960) ... Sara
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dona Theresa Esperanza
- The Spanish Grant (1960) ... Dona Theresa Esperanza
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Bella Kovacs
- Cold Ice (1960) ... Bella Kovacs
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story
Mother
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Landlady
- Message from Clara (1959) ... Landlady (uncredited)
 1957-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Madam Boisvert / Marie Becker
- Millionaire Mark Fleming (1959) ... Madam Boisvert
- The Roy Delbridge Story (1957) ... Marie Becker
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Madame Von Beck
- Story Without a Moral (1959) ... Madame Von Beck
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Duchess
- How to Buy a Country (1959) ... Duchess
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Countess Dombroska
- Honey from the Bee (1959) ... Countess Dombroska
 1953-1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
Paula Dreyer / Jeanette Bejan
- The Big Name (1959)
- The Big No Rain (1955) ... Paula Dreyer
- The Big Children (1954) ... Jeanette Bejan
- The Big Fourth (1953)
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sara Mannerheim
- The Kind Waitress (1959) ... Sara Mannerheim
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Senora del Vays
- Soft Touch (1959) ... Senora del Vays
 1958-1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Mrs. Anna Czerny / Mrs. Czerny
- Iron Curtain (1959) ... Mrs. Anna Czerny
- The Gift (1958) ... Mrs. Czerny
 1958 I Mobster
Mrs. Sante
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Aunt Anna
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958) ... Aunt Anna
 1958 Me and the Colonel
Mme. Arle
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Ida Morris
 1958 Crash Landing
Mrs. Ortega
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Old Mother
- A Man Called Horse (1958) ... Old Mother
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Old Krone
- Rumpelstiltskin (1958) ... Old Krone
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Mme. Blautsky
- Take Me to Hollywood (1957) ... Mme. Blautsky
 1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
Florence Malone
- The Circus Malone Case (1957) ... Florence Malone
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Mrs. Costi
- The Wesley Ferguson Case (1957) ... Mrs. Costi
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Mrs. Chaney
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Tulio's Mother
 1956-1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Mama Ludwick
- The Gingerbread Man (1956) ... Mama Ludwick
 1956 Rumble on the Docks
Anna Smigelski
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
Mrs. Sabourin (Clementi's mother)
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Lutsi (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Mme. Juventin
- Deputy Sheriff (1956) ... Mme. Juventin
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Frau Traurnicht
- The Bitter Waters (1956) ... Frau Traurnicht
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Miss Dodd
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mama
- The Morals Squad (1956) ... Mama
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Mme. Carpentier
- The Blue Landscape (1955) ... Mme. Carpentier
 1955 Crusader (TV Series)
Mrs. Lujack
- International Agent (1955) ... Mrs. Lujack
- The Kidnappers (1955) ... Mrs. Lujack
 1955 Texas Lady
Mrs. Gantz (uncredited)
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi
Celeste Tulane
 1955 Foxfire
Princess Saba
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Mrs. Pulaski / Mrs. Polaski
- Eight Out of a Hundred (1955) ... Mrs. Pulaski
- Bertha Polaski (1954) ... Mrs. Polaski
 1955 Aimee De Rivery (TV Movie)
Valideh Sultan
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The Girl on the Bridge (1955) ... Elderly Woman
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1955 New York Confidential
Mama Lupo
 1954 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Madam Chappell
- The Last Ballet Story (1954) ... Madam Chappell
 1954 Three Coins in the Fountain
Baroness (uncredited)
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Mother
 1954 Rhapsody
Frau Sigerlist
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Leitner
- Miracle at the Waldorf (1954) ... Mrs. Leitner
 1954 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Countess Kovalewska
- Tangiers (1954) ... Countess Kovalewska
 1953 The Big Heat
Lagana's Mother in Portrait (uncredited)
 1953 Champ for a Day
Gladys Macrowitz (uncredited)
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
May - the Flower Woman (uncredited)
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
The Governess on Ship (segment "The Jealous Lover / Mademoiselle") (uncredited)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Mama
- Feet of Clay (1952) ... (unconfirmed)
- That's How It Is (1952) ... Mama
 1952 Because You're Mine
Mrs. Rossano
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Mrs. Korvac (uncredited)
 1951 Night Into Morning
Mrs. Niemoller
 1951 The Scarf
Mrs. Cyrus Barrington
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Mrs. Kowalski (uncredited)
 1950 Bright Leaf
Dressmaker (uncredited)
 1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Countess Francesca de Cresci
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Mrs. Schleffler (uncredited)
 1949 Flaming Fury
Bertha Polacheck
 1948 The Snake Pit
Inmate Gertrude (uncredited)
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Mrs. Emma Steigmann
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman
Flower Vendor (uncredited)
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Minna Ludenbach (uncredited)
 1930 The Jumping Jack (as Cäcilie Lvovsky)
 1930 Twice Wedding
Frl. Koch (as Cäcilie Lvovsky)

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Celia was instrumental in making Fritz Lang aware of Peter Lorre's talent, leading eventually to his debut film M (1931). See more »

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