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Katina Paxinou (1900–1973)

Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several major roles in Sophocles' "Electra", Henrik Ibsen's "... See full bio »

Died:

(age 72) in Athens, Greece

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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 1970 The Martlet's Tale
Orsetta
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Filomena
- The Enemy Before Us (1970) ... Filomena
 1970 A Savage Summer
Marya
 1968 Zita
Aunt Zita
 1965 To nisi tis Afroditis
Lambrini
 1962 The Trial
 1961 Death of a Bandit
Silvia
 1960 Rocco and His Brothers
Rosaria Parondi
 1960 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mama
- Cupid Knows Best (1960) ... Mama
 1959 The Miracle
La Roca
 1959 Blood Wedding (TV Movie)
Mother
 1955 Confidential Report
Sophie
 1953 Socrates' Wife (TV Movie)
Xanthippe
 1952 Chesterfield Presents (TV Series)
 1949 Prince of Foxes
Mona Constanza Zoppo
 1945 Confidential Agent
Mrs. Melandez
 1943 Hostages
Maria
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Other Works:

Hallmark Playhouse (03/02/50) CBS "Indestructible Julia" 30 minutes. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[explaining to Paramount executives why she should be cast, as she later was, in 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'] I come from generations of guerrillas. My grandmother learned her ABCs from a guerrilla chieftain in a cave. I know that Pilar. I know her well.

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First non-American actress to win an Oscar for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" and at her first screen appearance. See more »

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