Eugenie Leontovich

Actress, acting teacher Eugenie Leontovich

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."
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Moscow Oblast

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Eugenie Leontovich, 93, Actress, Playwright and Teacher, Is Dead
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Eugenie Leontovich, an actress, playwright, director and teacher who created memorable roles on Broadway in "Grand Hotel," "Twentieth Century" and "Anastasia," died yesterday at the Kateri Nursing Home in Manhattan. She was 93. The cause was cardiac arrest and pneumonia, said Dr. Joseph Klager, a doctor at the nursing home. Miss Leontovich was born
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STAGE VIEW; Two Musicals We Needed Have Checked In
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: I think we can tell ourselves that it's going to be all right now. I think we can tell ourselves that it's going to be all right now. We did need two things rather desperately in this curious crapshoot we call the American theater. We very much needed an old musical that would remind us of how good we'd been. And we needed a new musical that
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Two Directors Reshape Classics From the 20's; 'Grand Hotel'
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: THE ROOMS AT THE HOTEL DIPLOMAT ON West 43d Street in Manhattan go for $45 a night. In the lobby, the paint is peeling from the walls and ceiling. There are holes in the sofas, the cashiers and the clerks are imprisoned behind glass and a sign informs new guests that the maximum stay is 28 days. THE ROOMS AT THE HOTEL DIPLOMAT ON West 43d
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NYTimes - about 31 years
RARELY has so much talent been so lavishly expended on a project that remains so steadfastly inert. ''Anastasia: The Story of Anna,'' a four-hour production on NBC at 9 P.M. Sunday and Monday, was directed and produced by Marvin J. Chomsky (''Roots,'' ''Holocaust,'' ''Peter the Great''), written by James A. Goldman (the films ''The Lion in
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eugenie Leontovich
  • 1993
    Age 92
    Died on April 3, 1993.
  • 1972
    Age 71
    In 1972, she adapted Anna Karenina for off-Broadway, calling it Anna K. and appearing in it with success.
  • 1936
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1935
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1932
    Age 31
    She played the role from December 29, 1932 until May 20, 1933.
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  • 1923
    Age 22
    Her second husband was actor, producer, and director Gregory Ratoff, whom she married in 1923; they lived in California until their divorce.
  • 1922
    Age 21
    Leontovich made her Broadway debut in 1922 in Revue Russe, appearing with Gregory Ratoff, whom she married the following year.
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    In 1922, she "found her way to New York and set about mastering the English language".
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  • 1900
    Born on March 21, 1900.
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