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Lenya : a life

Author: Donald Spoto
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Lotte Lenya, the extraordinary singer/actress of international acclaim whose career spanned six decades, is best remembered for her brilliant performances on stage in Cabaret, in films such as From Russia With Love, and as the foremost interpreter of the songs and musical dramas of Bertolt Brecht and her husband, Kurt Weill, including her unsurpassed portrayal of Jenny in the 1954 revival of The Three Penny  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Spoto
ISBN: 0316807257 9780316807258
OCLC Number: 18741852
Description: xi, 371 pages, [32] pages of plates : portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Premiere (autumn 1966) --
The coachman's daughter (1898-1920) --
A lover on the lake (1920-1926) --
Jessie and Jenny (1927-1935) --
Ladies in the dark (1935-1941) --
The maid and the duchess (1941-1950) --
Revival (1950-1955) --
Reprise (1955-1957) --
Concealed weapons (1958-1965) --
"What would you do?" (1966-1969) --
Distances (1970-1981) --
Notes --
Discography --
Index.
Responsibility: Donald Spoto.

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A biography of the singer/actress Lotte Lenya, star of "Cabaret" and "From Russia with Love", and famous for her interpretations of Weill and Brecht. The author has also written biographies of  Read more...

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