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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 & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Rocco and His Brothers Rosaria Parondi
(1960)
The Inheritance Madame de la Rougierre
(1947)
Mourning Becomes Electra Christine Mannon
(1947)

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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 Un été sauvage
Marya
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Agatha Payne
- The Old Ladies (1968) ... Agatha Payne
 1968 Zita
Aunt Zita
 1965/I To nisi tis Afroditis
Lambrini
 1961 Morte di un bandito
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 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Mother
- Blood Wedding (1959) ... Mother
 1955 Mr. Arkadin
Sophie
 1953 Socrates' Wife (TV Movie)
Xanthippe
 1952 Chesterfield Presents (TV Series)
 1949 Prince of Foxes
Mona Constanza Zoppo
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra
Christine Mannon
 1947 The Inheritance
Madame de la Rougierre
 1945 Confidential Agent
Mrs. Melandez
 1943 Hostages
Maria
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Other Works:

She worked together with her husband, Greek actor Alexis Minotis, at the National Greek Theatre. She played in "Mother Courage" (Brecht), "The house of Bernarda Alba" (Lorca), "Ghosts" (Ibsen), "Oedipus Rex" (Sophocles), "Elektra" (Sophocles) and many more. 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.

Trivia:

Was the 21st actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) at The 16th Academy Awards on March 2, 1944. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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