Nazimova, Alla

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Born: May 22, 1879 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 66 years of age.

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.
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