Lila Kedrova Overview:

Actress, Lila Kedrova, was born on Oct 9, 1918 in Petrograd, Russia). Kedrova died at the age of 81 on Feb 16, 2000 in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada .



Lila Kedrova was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for Zorba the Greek (as Madame Hortense) in 1964.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best Supporting ActressZorba the Greek (1964)Madame HortenseWon

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Lila Kedrova Quotes:

Madame Hortense: You are cruel! Why you abandon me? The whole village is laughing at me. Where is my white satin? Where is my wedding dress?

Madame Hortense: I too fought breasts to breasts.

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Lila Kedrova Facts
Won an Oscar for playing Madame Hortense in Zorba the Greek (1964), and 20 years later won a Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for playing the same role in the Broadway production of "Zorba" (1964 Oscar/1984 Tony).

When she and her family escaped from Russia, her birth papers were left behind and never recovered. Her counterfeit papers were later confiscated.

Had no children.

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