Nazimova, 1879-1945Alternative names
Actress; born Adelaide Leventon; also known as Alla Nazimova.
From the description of Nazimova collection, 1877-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82680687
1879, June 4:
Born Adelaide Leventon, Yalta, Russia
Enrolled in the dramatic school of the Philharmonic Society, Moscow, Russia
Studied acting with Stanislavsky; member of stock company, Moscow Art Theatre
Joined Paul Orleneff'sSt. Petersburg Players, St. Petersburg, Russia
American stage debut with Paul Orleneff'sSt. Petersburg Players in The Chosen People, Herald Square Theatre, New York, N.Y.
Stage debut in English in Hedda Gabler, Princess Theatre, New York, N.Y.
Toured on the Keith vaudeville circuit
Appeared in first film, War Brides
Signed a motion picture contract with Metro Pictures Corporation
Produced and acted in film Camille
Produced and acted in film adaptation of Oscar Wilde'sSalomé and of Henrik Ibsen'sA Doll's House
Joined Eva Le Galliene'sCivic Repertory Co.
Joined the Theatre Guild
Acted in last films, including The Bridge of San Luis Rey
1945, July 13:
Died, Hollywood, Calif.
From the guide to the Nazimova Collection, 1877-1988, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Theater--United States
- Silent films--United States
- Silent films
- Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
- Motion picture actors and actresses
- Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
- United States (as recorded)