Alla Nazimova


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Alla Nazimova (3 June [O.S. 22 May] 1879 – 13 July 1945) was a Russian American film and theater actress, a screenwriter, and film producer. She is perhaps best known as simply Nazimova, but also went under the name Alia Nasimoff.

She was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon, one of three children of Yakov Leventon and Sonya Horowitz. The family was Jewish and lived in Yalta, Crimea (then... more »

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  • ''Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting.''
    Alla Nazimova (1879-1945), U.S. actor; born in Russia. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). Said...
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