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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 16, 2000|
|Born:||October 9, 1918||Cause of Death:||congestive heart failure|
|Birth Place:||Russia||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Family left Russia for Germany
Moved to France
Joined the Moscow Arts Theatre touring company
Film debut, "Weg ohne Umkehr/No Way Back"
Portrayed Madame Pepita in Juan Antonio Bardem's "Calle Mayor", winner of the International Film Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival
Won Supporting Actress Oscar as the dying French courtesan Madame Hortense in "Zorba the Greek", starring Anthony Quinn; was last minute replacement for actress Simone Signoret
Brought exotic flair to her part as a Tampico bawdy house madam and owner of Quinn's boat in "A High Wind in Jamaica"
Registered as a daffy, but pitiable Polish refuge who assists Paul Newman and Julie Andrews in their escape to the West in Alfred Hitchcok's Cold War spy drama "Torn Curtain"
Played Madame Martine in NBC movie pilot "Cool Million", which preceded the series of the same name (Kedrova was not in the short-lived series, part of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie, along with "Banacek" and "Madigan")
Starred in "Tell Me a Riddle" as an aging woman on her deathbed who reconciles with her husband (Melvyn Douglas) before dying after 40 unfulfilled years of marriage; film was Lee Grant's directing debut
Reprised role as Madame Hortense in triumphant Broadway musical "Zorba!", winning both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony
Portrayed the Lady of Lyonesse in "Sword of the Valiant
Played sweet, batty grandmother who keeps running away from the hospital in "Some Girls"
Acted role of Madame Armfeldt in London production of "A Little Night Music"
Third film with Quinn, "A Star for Two"
Last feature to date, "La Promissa Volta il Fuoco/Next Time the Fire"
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