The Info List - Lila Kedrova

Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(9 October c. 1918 – 16 February 2000) was a Russian-born French actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek
(1964), and the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for the same role in the musical version of the film.[1]


1 Life and career 2 Death 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Kedrova claimed to have been born in 1918, in Petrograd, Russia, although the year is impossible to ascertain. Her parents were Russian opera singers. Her father, Nikolay, was a singer and composer, a creator of the first Russian male quartet to perform liturgical chants. Her mother, Sofia Gladkaya (ru: Софья Николаевна Гладкая) (1875–1965), was a singer at the Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
and a teacher of Conservatoire de Paris. Kedrova's brother, Nikolay (1905–1981) was a Russian singer and composer of liturgical music. Some time after the October Revolution, in 1922, the family emigrated to Berlin. In 1928 they moved to France, where Kedrova's mother taught at the Conservatoire de Paris, and her father again recreated the quartet "Quatuor Kedroff". In 1932, Kedrova joined the Moscow Art Theatre touring company. Then her film career began, mostly in French films, until her first English appearance in 1964 as Mme Hortense in Zorba the Greek. Her performance won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Kedrova appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's 1966 film, Torn Curtain
Torn Curtain
playing the role of Countess Kuchinska. Kedrova played Fraulein Schneider in the West End stage production of Cabaret in 1968 alongside Judi Dench
Judi Dench
and Peter Sallis. She then went on to play a series of eccentric or batty ladies in several Hollywood films. In 1983, she reprised her role as Mme Hortense on Broadway in the musical version of Zorba the Greek, winning both a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award in the process. In 1989 she played Madame Armfeldt in the London
revival of A Little Night Music.[citation needed] Death[edit] In 2000, Kedrova died at her summer home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, of pneumonia, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.[1][2] Filmography[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television

Title Year Role Notes

Ultimatum 1938 Irina as Lila K・drova

No Way Back 1953 Ljuba

D・froqu・, LeLe D・froqu・ 1954


Flesh and the Woman 1954 Rose French: Le Grand jeu

Impures, LesLes Impures 1955 Mme. Denis, la concierge

Chiffonniers d'Emma・s, LesLes Chiffonniers d'Emma・s 1955 Le femme de Bastien Uncredited

Razzia sur la chnouf 1955 L・a

Futures vedettes 1955 Mme. Dimater, Sophie's mother

gens sans importance, DesDes gens sans importance 1956 Mme. Vacopoulos

Calle Mayor 1956 Pepita

Jusqu'au dernier 1957 Marcella Bastia

Ce joli monde 1957 L・a

The Lovers of Montparnasse 1958 Mme. Sborowsky

La Femme et le Pantin 1959 Manuela

Jons und Erdme 1959

Mon pote le gitan 1959 La Choute

Kriss Romani 1963 Kirvi

Mort d'un tueur, LaLa Mort d'un tueur 1964 La m・re de Massa

Zorba the Greek 1964 Madame Hortense Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated ・ BAFTA Award
for Best Foreign Actress Nominated ・ Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress ・ Motion Picture Nominated ・ Laurel Award for Female Supporting Performance

High Wind in Jamaica, AA High Wind in Jamaica 1965 Rosa, Tampico Bar Owner

Torn Curtain 1966 Countess Kuchinska

Penelope 1966 Sadaba

Maigret ・ Pigalle 1967 Rose Alfonsi

Canard en fer-blanc, LeLe Canard en fer-blanc 1967 Rosa

The Girl Who Couldn't Say No 1968 Yolanda's mother

Kremlin Letter, TheThe Kremlin Letter 1970 Madam Sophie

Time for Loving, AA Time for Loving 1972 Madame Olga Dubillard

Rak 1972 m・re de David, LaLa m・re de David

Escape to the Sun 1972 Sarah Kaplan

Soft Beds, Hard Battles 1974 Madame Grenier

Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno 1974 Countess Mafalda

Footprints on the Moon 1975 Mrs. Heim, Old woman on the beach French: Le Orme

The Cursed Medallion 1975 Contessa Cappelli

Eliza's Horoscope 1975 Lila

Tenant, TheThe Tenant 1976 Madame Gaderian French: Le Locataire

Moi, fleur bleue 1977 Countess de Tocqueville

Nido de Viudas 1977 Mother US: Widow's Nest

Paradis des riches, LeLe Paradis des riches 1978 Camille Chevallier

Cavaleur, LeLe Cavaleur 1979 Olga

・gouts du paradis, LesLes ・gouts du paradis 1979 Charlotte

Womanlight 1979 Sonia Tovalski

Les Parents terribles 1980 Yvonne

Tell Me a Riddle 1980 Eva Golden Mask Award

Il Turno 1981 Maria

Blood Tide 1982 Sister Anna

Testament 1983


Sword of the Valiant 1984 Lady of Lyonesse

Some Girls 1988 Granny

A Star for Two 1991 Simone

Next Time the Fire 1993 Mother (final film role)


^ a b "Lila Kedrova, Known for Oscar-Winning Role in 'Zorba,' Dies". 20 April 2000. Retrieved 29 January 2015.  ^ "Lila Kedrova, Who Won An Oscar And Tony For Her Work In `Zorba'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
at AllMovie Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
at Find a Grave Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
on IMDb

Awards for Lila Kedrova

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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress


Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sondergaard
(1936) Alice Brady
Alice Brady
(1937) Fay Bainter
Fay Bainter
(1938) Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel
(1939) Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
(1940) Mary Astor
Mary Astor
(1941) Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
(1942) Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
(1944) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950)


Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
(1952) Donna Reed
Donna Reed
(1953) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1954) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1955) Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone
(1956) Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki
(1957) Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
(1958) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1964) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1965) Sandy Dennis (1966) Estelle Parsons
Estelle Parsons
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Eileen Heckart (1972) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Lee Grant
Lee Grant


Beatrice Straight (1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(1988) Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
(1992) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden


Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

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Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television award winners for Best Supporting Actress

Canadian Film Award 1969–1978

Ruth Springford (1969) Fernande Giroux (1970) Olivette Thibault (1971) Doris Petrie (1972) Camille Bernard (1973) no award (1974) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1975) Tedde Moore (1976) Carole Lazare (1977) Marilyn Lightstone (1978)

Genie Award 1980–2011

Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold
(1980) Kate Reid (1981) Denise Filiatrault (1982) Jackie Burroughs (1983) Jackie Burroughs (1984) Linda Sorenson (1985) Linda Sorenson (1986) Louise Portal
Louise Portal
(1987) Paule Baillargeon (1988) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1989) Robyn Stevan (1990) Danielle Proulx (1991) Monique Mercure (1992) Nicola Cavendish (1993) Martha Henry (1994) Kate Nelligan (1995) Martha Burns (1996) Seana McKenna (1997) Monique Mercure (1998) Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
(1999) Helen Shaver
Helen Shaver
(2000) Molly Parker
Molly Parker
(2001) Pascale Montpetit (2002) Marie-Josée Croze
Marie-Josée Croze
(2003) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(2004) Danielle Proulx (2005) Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
(2006) Kristen Thomson
Kristen Thomson
(2007) Kristin Booth
Kristin Booth
(2008) Martha Burns (2009) Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver
(2010) Sophie Nélisse
Sophie Nélisse

Canadian Screen Award 2012–present

Seema Biswas
Seema Biswas
(2012) Sarah Gadon
Sarah Gadon
(2013) Suzanne Clément (2014) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(2015) Molly Parker
Molly Parker
(2016) Bahar Noohian (2017)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Juanita Hall (1950) Isabel Bigley (1951) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1952) Sheila Bond (1953) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1954) Carol Haney (1955) Lotte Lenya
Lotte Lenya
(1956) Edie Adams
Edie Adams
(1957) Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
(1958) Pat Stanley (1959) Patricia Neway (1960) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1961) Phyllis Newman
Phyllis Newman
(1962) Anna Quayle (1963) Tessie O'Shea
Tessie O'Shea
(1964) Maria Karnilova (1965) Beatrice Arthur (1966) Peg Murray (1967) Lillian Hayman (1968) Marian Mercer
Marian Mercer
(1969) Melba Moore
Melba Moore
(1970) Patsy Kelly
Patsy Kelly
(1971) Linda Hopkins
Linda Hopkins
(1972) Patricia Elliott (1973) Janie Sell (1974) Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dee Dee Bridgewater
(1975) Kelly Bishop
Kelly Bishop
(1976) Delores Hall (1977) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
(1978) Carlin Glynn (1979) Priscilla Lopez (1980) Marilyn Cooper
Marilyn Cooper
(1981) Liliane Montevecchi
Liliane Montevecchi
(1982) Betty Buckley
Betty Buckley
(1983) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1984) Leilani Jones (1985) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1986) Frances Ruffelle (1987) Judy Kaye (1988) Debbie Shapiro (1989) Randy Graff
Randy Graff
(1990) Daisy Eagan
Daisy Eagan
(1991) Tonya Pinkins (1992) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(1993) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1994) Gretha Boston (1995) Ann Duquesnay (1996) Lillias White (1997) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1998) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(1999) Karen Ziemba (2000) Cady Huffman
Cady Huffman
(2001) Harriet Sansom Harris (2002) Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski
(2003) Anika Noni Rose
Anika Noni Rose
(2004) Sara Ramirez
Sara Ramirez
(2005) Beth Leavel
Beth Leavel
(2006) Mary Louise Wilson (2007) Laura Benanti (2008) Karen Olivo
Karen Olivo
(2009) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2010) Nikki M. James
Nikki M. James
(2011) Judy Kaye (2012) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(2013) Lena Hall
Lena Hall
(2014) Ruthie Ann Miles (2015) Renée Elise Goldsberry
Renée Elise Goldsberry
(2016) Rachel Bay Jones
Rachel Bay Jones

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Donna Theodore
Donna Theodore
(1975) Vivian Reed (1976) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(1977) Bobo Lewis / Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1978) Merle Louise (1979) Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
(1980) Marilyn Cooper
Marilyn Cooper
(1981) Liliane Montevecchi
Liliane Montevecchi
(1982) Karla Burns (1983) Catherine Cox / Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1984) Leilani Jones (1985) Jana Schneider
Jana Schneider
(1986) Jane Summerhays (1987) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1988) Randy Graff
Randy Graff
(1990) Karen Ziemba (1991) Barbara Walsh (1992) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(1993) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1994) Rachel York (1996) Lillias White (1997) Tsidii Le Loka
Tsidii Le Loka
(1998) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(1999) Karen Ziemba (2000) Cady Huffman
Cady Huffman
(2001) Harriet Sansom Harris (2002) Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski
(2003) Isabel Keating (2004) Jan Maxwell
Jan Maxwell
(2005) Beth Leavel
Beth Leavel
(2006) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(2007) Laura Benanti (2008) Haydn Gwynne
Haydn Gwynne
(2009) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2010) Laura Benanti (2011) Judy Kaye (2012) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(2013) Anika Larsen / Lauren Worsham (2014) Renée Elise Goldsberry
Renée Elise Goldsberry
(2015) Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski
(2016) Jenn Colella
Jenn Colella

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