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Lotte Lenya (1898–1981)


Lotte Lenya was a Tony Award-winning and Academy award-nominated actress and singer who is best remembered for her supporting role as Rosa Klebb in the classic Bond film From Russia with Love (1963). She was born Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blaumauer on October 18, 1898, in Vienna, Austria (at that time Austro-Hungarian Empire), into a working ... See full bio »

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Known For

From Russia with Love
(1963)
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
(1961)
The 3 Penny Opera
(1931)
The Savages
The Savages Soundtrack
(2007)

Filmography

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 1980 Mahagonny (voice)
 1977 Semi-Tough
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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Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Other Works:

The Firebrand of Florence (1945). Musical comedy. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by Edwin Justus Mayer and Ira Gershwin. Based on the play by Edwin Justus Mayer. Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel. Music arranged by Kurt Weill. Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill. Book directed by John Haggott. Choreographed by... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »


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Lotte Lenja
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More broadly, she was identified with the interwar era in Germany, which led, for example, to her casting in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Her Tony Award, however, came for her 1954 appearance in Weill's The Threepenny Opera, a show in which she also had been featured when it premiered in Germany in 1928. See more »

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