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  • Lila Kedrova

    Born on October 9, 1918 in Petrograd, Soviet Union

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Zorba the Greek (1964)

Lila Kedrova as "Madame Hortense"

Traveling to inspect an abandoned mine his father owns in Crete, English author Basil (Alan Bates) meets the exuberant peasant Zorba (Anthony Quinn) and invites him along when the older man claims he has mining experience. In Basil's father's old village, he finds himself attracted to a young widow (Irene Papas), and Zorba takes up with the woman who runs their hotel (Lila Kedrova). When things go wrong, Zorba teaches Basil how to enjoy life even under the most trying circumstances.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965) Nominated Foreign Actress
Academy Award (1964) Won Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1964) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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