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Nazimova, Alla

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1945 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Actresses

1879 – Born on the 22nd of May.

1903 – Nazimova’s theater career blossomed early and by she was a major star in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

1905 – They moved to New York City and founded a Russian language theater on the Lower East Side.

1906 – She was signed up by the American producer Henry Miller and made her Broadway debut to critical and popular success.

1916 – Nazimova made her silent film debut, due to her notoriety in a 35-minute play entitled War Brides.

1917 – She was earning as much as $30,000 per film, with a $1,000 per day bonus for every day of filming.

1918 – At age 39, Nazimova felt confident enough in her abilities that she began producing and writing films in which she also starred.

1925 – She could no longer afford to invest in more films and financial backers withdrew their support.

1927 – Her private lifestyle gave rise to widespread rumors of outlandish and allegedly debauched parties at her mansion on Sunset Boulevard known as The Garden of Alla.

1945 – Died of a coronary thrombosis at the age of 66 on the13th of July.