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Viktor Léon (1860–1940)

Viktor Léon was born on January 1, 1860 in Scenitz bei Preßburg, Austria-Hungary as Victor Hirschfeld. He was a writer, known for The Merry Widow (1934), The Merry Widow (1925) and The Merry Widow (1952). He was married to Ottilie Popper. He died on February 23, 1940 in Vienna, Austria. See full bio »


(age 80) in Vienna, Austria

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The Merry Widow
The Merry Widow
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 2015 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (original libretto by - 1 episode)
- Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015) ... (original libretto by)
 2007 Die lustige Witwe (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2007 La Veuve Joyeuse (TV Movie) (libretto - as Victor Léon)
 2005 Die lustige Witwe (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2002 Great Performances (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- The Merry Widow (2002) ... (libretto)
 1999 Simplicius (TV Movie) (libretto by)
 1997 La veuve joyeuse (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1993 Die lustige Witwe (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1988 The Merry Widow (TV Movie) (libretto - as Victor Leon)
 1983 La veuve joyeuse (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1974 Das Land des Lächelns (libretto)
 1972 Wiener Blut (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1971 Der fidele Bauer (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1971 Der Opernball (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1962 Die lustige Witwe (libretto)
 1962 Der fidele Bauer (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1961 Das Land des Lächelns (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1959 Gay Operetta (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- The Merry Widow (1959) ... (libretto)
 1958 The Merry Widow (TV Movie) (operetta)
 1956 Opernball (libretto)
 1955 Max Liebman Presents: The Merry Widow (TV Movie) (libretto by - as Victor Leon)
 1953 The Divorcée (libretto)
 1952 Das Land des Lächelns (libretto)
 1952 The Merry Widow (operetta)
 1951 Der fidele Bauer (libretto: Operetta in 2 act)
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (operetta - 1 episode)
- The Merry Widow (1950) ... (operetta)
 1942 Vienna Blood (libretto)
 1939 Opernball (libretto - uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Widow (based on book and lyrics by - as Victor Leon) / (libretto Die lustige Witwe)
 1930 Das Land des Lächelns (novel)
 1929 The Jolly Peasant (libretto: Operetta in 2 acts)
 1927 Das Fürstenkind (operetta)
 1926 Die geschiedene Frau (operetta)
 1926 Liebe macht blind (story)
 1926 The Tinker (libretto)
 1925 The Merry Widow (adapted from the musical comedy by - as Victor Leon)
 1920 Töte sie! (Short) (writer)
 1920 A víg özvegy (libretto)
 1918 Drótostót
 1918 A koldusgróf (libretto)
 1913 La veuve joyeuse (Short) (writer)
 1910 A Viúva Alegre (Short) (libretto)
 1908 Der Rastelbinder (Short) (libretto)
 1907 Die Lustige Witwe (Short) (libretto)
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Other Works:

The Girl in the Train (1910). Musical/operetta. Music by Leo Fall. Book by Harry B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Based on the German by Viktor Léon. Musical Director: Anton Heindl. Choreographed by Al Holbrook. Costume Design by Wilhelm and Anna Conkwright. Scenic Design by Homer Emens. Directed by Fred G. Latham. Globe ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Victor Leon | Victor Léon

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Father of Lizzi, father-in-law of Hubert Marischka, grandfather of Viktor Marischka and Franz Marischka, great-grandfather of Nicole Marischka.

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