Nominated for 2 Oscars.
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(as Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya)
Med. assistant's wife
The Jest (1926). Comedy/tragedy (revival). From the Italian of Sem Benelli. "Madrigal of May" composed by Maurice Nitke. Directed by Arthur Hopkins. Plymouth Theatre: 4 Feb 1926- Apr 1926 (closing date unknown/77 performances). Cast: E.J. Ballantine
(as "Fazio, Gianetto's Servant"), Malcolm Barrett, Richard Bengali
(as "Camus, ...
1 Portrayal |
Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya | Mariya Uspenskaya
5' 1½" (1.56 m)
Did You Know?
Taught acting at New York's American Laboratory Theatre in the 20s until forming her own acting school, the Maria Ouspenskaya School of Dramatic Arts, in 1929. She moved the studio to Hollywood in the late 30s when her film career began to flourish. Some of her more famous students included John Garfield
and acting gurus Stella Adler
and Lee Strasberg
Perhaps best known for her role as Maleva the Gypsy in _The Wolf Man (1941)_ and _Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)_.