Lotte Lenya (1898–1981)


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Lotte Lenya was a Tony Award-winning and Academy award-nominated actress and singer. While best remembered in the U.S. for her supporting role as Rosa Klebb in the classic Bond film From Russia with Love (1963), she is celebrated in Germany for her ground-breaking performances in the plays of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht and her recordings of ... See full bio »

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(1963)
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
(1961)
(1931)
(1997)

Filmography

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 1980 Mahagonny (voice)
 1977 Semi-Tough
Dr. Clara Pelf
 1974 CBS Daytime 90 (TV Series)
Rosa Harcourt
- Trio for Lovers (1974) ... Rosa Harcourt
 1969 The Appointment
Emma Valadier
 1966 Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (TV Movie)
The Gypsy
 1963 From Russia with Love
Rosa Klebb
 1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
 1931 The 3 Penny Opera
Jenny (as Lotte Lenja)
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Other Works:

She played Xantippe in the original Broadway production of Maxwell Anderson's "Barefoot in Athens", in 1951. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Lotte Lenja

Height:

5' 0¼" (1.53 m)

Spouse:

Richard Siemanowski  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

Franz Paul Blamauer | Johanna Teuschl Blamauer

Relatives:

Karoline Blamauer (sibling) | See more »
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In 1979, two years before her death, Lotte Lenya was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. See more »

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