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Lenya [Lenja], Lotte [Blamauer, Karoline Wilhelmine]locked

  • David Drew
  •  and J. Bradford Robinson

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(b Vienna, 18 Oct 1898; d New York, 27 Nov 1981). American singing actress of Austrian birth. After studying dance in Zürich (1914–20) she moved to Berlin to embark on a dancing career. Two years later she turned to the spoken theatre, where by the end of the decade she had established a brilliant reputation in plays by, among others, Wedekind, Marieluise Fleisser and, above all, Brecht and his outstanding musical collaborator, Kurt Weill. Her marriage to Weill in ...

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