Eugenie Leontovich

Eugenie Leontovich

Actress + Acting Teacher
Born Mar 21, 1900

Eugenie Leontovich was a Russian-born stage actress with a distinguished career in theatre, film and television. She was described as "[o o]ne of the most colourful figures of the 20th-century theatre, a successful actress, producer, playwright and teacher."… Read More

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  • Eugenie Leontovich, 93, Actress, Playwright And Teacher, Is Dead
    NYTimes - Apr 03, 1993
  • Stage View; Two Musicals We Needed Have Checked In
    NYTimes - Dec 17, 1989
  • Two Directors Reshape Classics From The 20's; 'grand Hotel'
    NYTimes - Sep 10, 1989
  • 'anastasia,' A New Version, On Nbc
    NYTimes - Dec 05, 1986


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1900 Birth Born on March 21, 1900.


1922 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1922, she "found her way to New York and set about mastering the English language". … Read More
1923 23 Years Old …  Her second husband was actor, producer, and director Gregory Ratoff, whom she married in 1923; they lived in California until their divorce.


1932 32 Years Old She played the role from December 29, 1932 until May 20, 1933. … Read More
1935 35 Years Old It was in this play that she made a highly successful London debut at the Lyric Theatre in 1935, with Cedric Hardwicke as her co-star. … Read More
1936 36 Years Old In 1936, she had played Shakespeare's Cleopatra at the New Theatre, returning to London in 1947 as a female Russian general in a farce which she co-authored, Caviar To The General, which temporarily displaced Phyllis Dixey at the Whitehall. … Read More


1972 72 Years Old In 1972, she adapted Anna Karenina for off-Broadway, calling it Anna K. and appearing in it with success.
1993 93 Years Old Died on April 3, 1993.
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