Nominated for 2 Oscars.
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(as Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya)
Med. assistant's wife
Active on Broadway in the following productions:
1 Portrayal |
Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya | Mariya Uspenskaya
5' 1½" (1.56 m)
Did You Know?
Co-founder of the American Laboratory Theater with the Polish actor/film director Richard Boleslawski
, she was the first Russian actor from the Moscow Art Theatre to teach the Stanislavski Method in the United States. Her methods greatly influenced her young students Lee Strasberg
and Harold Clurman
, founders the Group Theater (1931-1940). Strasberg first practiced his very personal variation of ...
Perhaps best known for her role as Maleva the Gypsy in The Wolf Man
(1941) and _Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)_.