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Jarmila Novotna (1908–1994)

Jarmila Novotna was born on September 23, 1908 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now Czech Republic]. She was an actress, known for The Search (1948), The Great Caruso (1951) and Frasquita (1934). She died on February 9, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Search
The Search Mrs. Malik
The Great Caruso
The Great Caruso Maria Selka
Frasquita Frasquita, the Gypsy singer
Die verkaufte Braut
Die verkaufte Braut Marie, seine Tochter


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 1958 Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (TV Movie)
Dame Brinker
 1955 The Great Waltz (TV Movie)
Mme. Baranska
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- The Bridge (1955) ... Mother
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Evening Star (1954)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Rendezvous (1953)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Prince Orlofsky
- Die Fledermaus (1953) ... Prince Orlofsky
 1951 The Great Caruso
Maria Selka
 1936 La dernière valse
La comtesse Véra-Élisabétha Opalinsky
 1936 The Last Waltz
Countess Vera Lizavetta
 1935 Der Kosak und die Nachtigall
Vera Starschenska, Sängerin
 1934 Frasquita
Frasquita, the Gypsy singer
 1933 Song of the Lark
Maja Zemanova
 1932 Die verkaufte Braut
Marie, seine Tochter (as Novotna)
 1930 Fire in the Opera House
Die Primadonna
 1926 The Sun Disciples
Countess Jacinta
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Other Works:

Performed Debussy's "L' Damoiselle Elue" on American radio in 1940, with Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. See more »

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1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Lyric soprano, who first performed, aged 17, with the Prague National Opera. Studied in Milan, then joined the Vienna State Opera, 1933-1938. Star of the Metropolitan Opera in 193 performances, beginning with "La Boheme" in 1940.

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