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Alla Nazimova (Mariam Leventon)

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Biography

Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire [now Crimea, Ukraine]
The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today.

Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, Crimea, in the Russian Empire, to Jewish parents, Sonya Horowitz and Yakov Leventon. She was the third child in an abusive, contentious household. Read more...

Actor

Character: Emmy Ritter

Escape 1940

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Character: Senora Augustias

Blood and Sand 1941

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Character: Zofia Koslowska

Since You Went Away 1944

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Character: Zofia Orwid

In Our Time 1944

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Character: Doña Maria - The Marquesa

The Bridge of San Luis Rey 1944

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