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Lila Kedrova

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Actress who have earned both Tony and Theatre Desk Awards on her behalf efficiency in the 1983 Broadway revival of Zorba. In 1932, she became an integral part of the Moscow Artwork Theatre’s touring business. In 1964, she was honored with an Oscar Honor for Best Assisting Actress on her behalf part in the film Zorba the Greek. She wedded Dick Howard in 1968. She made an appearance alongside Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek.

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Full Name Lila Kedrova
Date Of Birth October 9, 1918
Died February 16, 2000, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Place Of Birth Saint Petersburg, Russia
Profession Stage Actress
Nationality Russian, French, Soviet
Spouse Dick Howard
Parents Nikolay Kedrov, Sr., Sofia Gladkaya
Siblings Nikolay Kedrov, Jr.
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
Movies Zorba the Greek, Torn Curtain, The Tenant, A High Wind in Jamaica, Soft Beds, Hard Battles, The Lovers of Montparnasse, Some Girls, Womanlight, Blood Tide, Tell Me a Riddle, Sword of the Valiant, The Kremlin Letter, The Female, Penelope, Maigret a Pigalle, Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno, Razzia sur la chnouf, Footprints on the Moon, Les Égouts du paradis, Main Street, Escape to the Sun, The Skirt Chaser, No Way Back, Mon pote le gitan, Next Time the Fire, The Impure Ones, Des gens sans importance, School for Love, The Cursed Medallion, Eliza's Horoscope, The Girl Who Couldn't Say No, Ultimatum, Les Parents terribles, Mask of Marcella, Demon Island, Cool Million, Two Men
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Was the 60th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Zorba the Greek (1964) at The 37th Annual Academy Awards (1965) on April 5, 1965.
2Of the nine performers during the 20th century who won both the Tony Award and the Oscar for the same role, she was the only one to win the Oscar first and then the Tony. She was also the last of the nine to win both awards -- she won her Tony eleven years after Joel Grey won his Oscar for Cabaret (1972).
3Her father, a musician, was a favorite of Tsar Nicholas II. The entire family were forced to flee to Germany as a result of the October Revolution.
4She was a child prodigy on the piano, appearing on the stage in Paris from the age of 15.
5Had no children.
6Won an Oscar for playing Madame Hortense in Zorba the Greek (1964), and 20 years later won a Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for playing the same role in the Broadway production of "Zorba" (1964 Oscar/1984 Tony).
7Suffered from congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease.
8Had homes in Toronto, Paris, and summer home in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada.
9Spoke Russian, French, English, and some Italian.
10When she and her family escaped from Russia, her birth papers were left behind and never recovered. Her counterfeit papers were later confiscated.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Penelope1966Sadaba
The Survivors1966TV MovieEmma Martens
Torn Curtain1966Countess Kuchinska
Le train bleu s'arrête 13 fois1966TV SeriesSonia
Thirteen Against Fate1966TV SeriesEmma Martens
A High Wind in Jamaica1965Rosa
Zorba the Greek1964Madame Hortense
La mort d'un tueur1964La mère de Massa
Les cinq dernières minutes1960-1963TV SeriesWanda Nouchkine / Mme Grisolles
Kriss Romani1963Kirvi
Mesdemoiselles Armande1962TV MovieLa Ledoux
Les Concini1961TV MovieLeonora Galigaï
Mon pote le gitan1959La Choute
Jons und Erdme1959
The Female1959Manuela
Modigliani of Montparnasse1958Anna Zborowsky
Ce joli monde1957Léa
Jusqu'au dernier1957Marcella Bastia
Main Street1956Pepita
Des gens sans importance1956Mme. Vacopoulos
School for Love1955Mme. Dimater - mère de Sophie
Razzia1955Léa
Les chiffonniers d'Emmaüs1955La femme de Bastien (uncredited)
Human Cargo1954Mme Denis, la concierge
Flesh and the Woman1954Rose
Le défroqué1954L'épouse d'un défroqué
No Way Back1953Ljuba (as Lila Kedrowa)
Ultimatum1938Irina (as Lila Kédrova)
La prossima volta il fuoco1993Mother
A Star for Two1991Simone
Two Men1988TV MovieRose
Some Girls1988Granny
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight1984Lady of Lyonesse
Testament1983uncredited
Bloodtide1982Sister Anna
Il turno1981Maria
Tell Me a Riddle1980Eva
Les parents terribles1980TV MovieYvonne
The Ghost Sonata1980TV MovieThe mummy
Les amours de la belle époque1980TV SeriesMme Grabut
Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 21979TV Series
Womanlight1979Sonia Tovalski
Les égouts du paradis1979Charlotte
Le cavaleur1979Olga
Le paradis des riches1978Camille Chevallier
Nido de viudas1977Mother
Stop Calling Me Baby!1977Countess de Tocqueville
Cinéma 161977TV SeriesMme Debolska
The Tenant1976Madame Gaderian
Second City Firsts1976TV SeriesNatasha
Eliza's Horoscope1975Lila
The Night Child1975Contessa Cappelli
Le orme1975Mrs. Heim
Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno1974Contessa Mafalda
Undercovers Hero1974Madame Grenier
Les glaces1973TV MovieMadame
Escape to the Sun1972Sarah Kaplan
Cool Million1972TV SeriesMme. Martine
Rak1972La mère de David
A Time for Loving1972Madame Olga Dubillard
The Kremlin Letter1970Madam Sophie
A Touch of Venus1969TV SeriesFrancesca
Tenderly1968Yolanda's Mother
Le canard en fer blanc1967Rosa
Maigret a Pigalle1966Rose Alfonsi (as Lila Kedrowa)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zorba the Greek1964performer: "Riri Ririka" from the operetta "Our Ririka" 1929 - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hitchcock: il brividio del genio1986TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sunset People1984Documentary
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in Supporting Role
Toute la Chanson1960TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981Golden MaskTaormina International Film FestivalTell Me a Riddle (1980)
1965OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleAlexis Zorbas (1964)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActressAlexis Zorbas (1964)
1965Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActressAlexis Zorbas (1964)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsSupporting Performance, FemaleAlexis Zorbas (1964)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsNew Faces, Female6th place.

TitleSalary
The Kremlin Letter (1970)$13,000 .00


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