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 Maria Ouspenskaya

Maria Ouspenskaya

Birth
Tula Oblast, Russia
Death 3 Dec 1949 (aged 73)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Eventide, lot 3741
Memorial ID 11480 · View Source
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Actress. Born in Tula, Russia, she began his career singing at the Warsaw Conservatory and acting at Adasheff's School of the Drama in Moscow. In 1922, she relocated to New York and was a regular on Broadway for the next decade. Her first Hollywood film role was in "Dodsworth" (1936), which brought her a Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, followed by a second nomination for her role in "Love Affair" (1939). Her best remembered role was as Maleva, the gypsy fortuneteller in the classic horrer films "The Wolf Man" (1941) and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" (1943). Her other credits included "The Rains Came" (1939), "Waterloo Bridge" (1940), "King Row" (1942), "Wyoming" (1947) and "A Kiss in the Dark" (1949). She died several days after suffering a stroke at age 73. Note: the birth date on her grave stone is disputed.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11480
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Ouspenskaya (29 Jul 1876–3 Dec 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11480, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .