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Alla Nazimova 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 emigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire. In 1927, Nazimova became a naturalized citizen of the United States. She was considered the great exponent of Ibsen on Broadway. She was also influential in the film industry in the silent era and continued to play character roles until the end of her life.

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Google previewThe Queer Encyclopedia of Film & Television (2005)

by Claude J. Summers

Early Films and the Advent of the Hays Code The private lives of early film stars Alla Nazimova, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Tallulah Bankhead have long been fodder for public speculation and gossip. Many actresses of the 1930s, ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

Alla Nazimova (1879–1945), b. Yalta, Russia Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams had one experience in common—they hadbeen transfixed by seeing Nazimova play Ibsen, somuchsothat they reckoned they had never quite confronted ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States [2 volumes] (2009)

by Emmanuel S. Nelson

Alla Nazimova (theater and film actress, scriptwriter, and producer), Gertrude ...

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Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting. (Alla Nazimova)
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