Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Lilia Skala Biography (1896-1994)
Born November 28, 1896 (one source says 1900), in Vienna, Austria; died December 18, 1994, in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY; children: Martin, Peter.
- Birth Details
- November 28, 1896
- Vienna, Austria
- Death Details
- December 18, 1994
- Bay Shore, New York, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- Grand Duchess Sophie, Call Me Madam, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
- Mother Maria, Lilies of the Field, United Artists, 1963.
- Frau Hutten, Ship of Fools, Columbia, 1965.
- Madame Piasco, Caprice, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
- Dr. Anna Strauss, Charly (also known as The Two Worlds of Charly Gordon),Cinema Releasing, 1968.
- Mrs. Broderick, Deadly Hero, Avco-Embassy, 1976.
- Rosa, "The Peabody," Roseland, Cinema Shares, 1977.
- Grandma Landauer, Heartland, Filmhaus, 1980.
- Mademoiselle Reisz, The End of August, Quartet, 1982.
- Hanna Long, Flashdance, Paramount, 1983.
- Fania Morse, Testament, Paramount, 1983.
- Dr. Littauer, House of Games, Orion, 1987.
- Lucia, Men of Respect, Columbia, 1991.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Margarethe, Letters to Lucerne, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1941-42.
- Many Moons, 1947.
- Rumpelstiltskin, 1948.
- The Indian Caper, 1949.
- Anna, With a Silk Thread, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1950.
- Grand Duchess Sophie, Call Me Madam, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1950.
- Mrs. Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cort Theatre, 1955.
- Understudy for the role of Catherine the Great, Once There Was a Russian,Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Mrs. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera (also known as Die Dreigroschenoper),New York City Opera, New York City Center Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Rose Hartman, Zelda, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Fraulein Schneider, Cabaret, Westbury Music Fair, 1970.
- Maud Hayes, Forty Carats, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Title role, Roberta, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1972.
- Mrs. Malaprop, The Rivals, Mesa College, Grand Junction, CO, 1973.
- Nurse, Medea and Jason, Little Theatre, 1974.
- Grandma, Gorky, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1975.
- Mother, Sabrina Fair, Mesa College, 1976.
- The Shop on Main Street (musical version), Jewish Repertory Theatre, NewYork City, 1986.
- Appeared in Arms and the Man and The Survivors; also appeared in Europeanproductions.
Credits; Major Tours
- Mrs. Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank, 1958.
- Appeared as Maud Hays, Forty Carats.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Bertha, Claudia: The Story of a Marriage (also known as Claudia), NBC andCBS, 1952.
- Magda Leshinsky, Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 1969-70.
- Mrs. Hoffman, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1974.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Dr. Novack, The Sunshine Patriot, 1968.
- Split Second to an Epitaph, 1968.
- Frieda Ullman, Search (also known as Probe), 1972.
- Grandma Esther, Sooner or Later, 1979.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Mademoiselle Souvestre (a school headmistress), "Eleanor and Franklin," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1976.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "The Love of Claire Ambler," The U.S. Steel Hour, ABC, 1962.
- "Fifth Man in a String Quartet," McCloud, NBC, 1972.
- Appeared as Sister Agatha, Ironside, NBC; also appeared in The Goldbergs,CBS, NBC, The DuMont Network, and syndicated; Mama (also known as I RememberMama), CBS; and Kraft Television Theatre, NBC and ABC.
- New York Times, December 20, 1994.
- Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), December 21, 1994, p. 9B.
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