Olga Baclanova

as Anna aka GoGo in the movie Billion Dollar Scandal

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Real name is Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova
Was born at 19 August 1893 in Russia . Died at 6 September 1974, Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of VladimirBaklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigressin her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduatedfrom the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912at age 19 to apprentice at the Moscow Art Theatre. During her earlyyears at M. A.

T. (1914-1918) she appeared in perhaps 18 films bringingher into contact with Tourjansky, Boleslawski and M. Chekov amongothers. Her last Russian film, Bread (1918) was the first communistagitprop vehicle. From 1917 she appeared in the "classics" on theparent stage and at the M.

A. T. First Studio. Her mentor,Nemirovich-Danchenko, showcased her in avant-garde productions of thenewly created M. A.

T. Musical Studio from 1920-1925. She was honoredwith the Worthy Artist Of The Republic by the Soviet regime. Eight months after her M. A.

T. New York debut in December 1925, shedeclined to return with the M. A. T. company to Russia and subsequentlydefected.

She was noticed by the Hollywood studios while performing onstage in Los Angeles in The Miracle in the role of the nun. Her filmdebut was a bit in The Dove (1927). Her dramatic Portrayals in The Man Who Laughs (1928) , Street of Sin (1928) , The Docks of New York (1928) and Forgotten Faces (1928) brought her critical acclaim in 1928. Her subsequent vamp/tramp rolesin early Paramount and Fox talking films nearly destroyed her promisingstart. Stagey mannerisms and a heavy accent relegated her to supportingroles.

She appeared to advantage in three films at MGM including theinfamous Freaks (1932) with an unrestrained and legendaryperformance. After appearing in west coast stage productions in 1931-32, shepermanently left for the Broadway stage in 1933 following one last filmat Paramount. From 1933 to 1943 she starred in various Broadwayproductions and then toured in road companies of Cat And The Fiddle,Twentieth Century, Grand Hotel and Idiot's Delight. She debuted on theLondon stage in 1936 in Going Places. One last big role in Claudia (1943) kept her busy for two years (1941-1943).

Shereturned to Hollywood in 1943 to recreate her stage role. Some summerstock and occasional night club appearances followed as she moved intoretirement. During the mid-1960s Olga was interviewed by Richard Lamparski, KevinBrownlow and John Kobal who all recognized her unique contributions inthe performing arts. Her death occurred at Vevey, Switzerland onSeptember 6, 1974 after a period of declining health. .

There is some small facts about Olga Baclanova:
  • Survived by her husband, Richard Davis and a son by a previous marriage, Nicholas Soussanin Jr.
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There is the list of movies, where Olga Baclanova was taked part:
1 Billion Dollar Scandal movie Billion Dollar Scandal 1933 as Anna aka GoGo
2 Downstairs movie Downstairs 1932 as Baroness Eloise von Burgen
3 The Docks of New York movie The Docks of New York 1928 as His Wife - Lou
4 Cinemassacres Monster Madness movie Cinemassacres Monster Madness 2007 as Cleopatra
5 A Dangerous Woman movie A Dangerous Woman 1929 as Tania Gregory
6 Are You There? movie Are You There? 1930 as Countess Helenka
7 Avalanche movie Avalanche 1928 as Grace Stillwell
8 Cheer Up and Smile movie Cheer Up and Smile 1930 as Yvonne
9 Claudia movie Claudia 1943 as Madame Daruschka
10 Forgotten Faces movie Forgotten Faces 1928 as Lilly Harlow
11 Freaks movie Freaks 1932 as Cleopatra
12 Schlitzie: One of Us movie Schlitzie: One of Us 2016 as Herself
13 Street of Sin movie Street of Sin 1928 as Annie
14 Telephone Blues movie Telephone Blues 1935 as Olga Bacanova - Vocalist
15 The Czarinas Secret movie The Czarinas Secret 1928 as The Czarina
16 The Double Crossky movie The Double Crossky 1936 as The Singer
17 The Dove movie The Dove 1927 as Bit
18 The Great Lover movie The Great Lover 1931 as Savarova
19 The Man I Love movie The Man I Love 1929 as Sonia Barondoff
20 The Man Who Laughs movie The Man Who Laughs 1928 as Duchess Josiana
21 The Wolf of Wall Street movie The Wolf of Wall Street 1929 as Olga
22 The Woman Disputed movie The Woman Disputed 1928 as Countess (replaced by Gladys Brockwell)
23 Three Sinners movie Three Sinners 1928 as Baroness Hilda Brings
24 Tot, kto poluchaet poshchechiny movie Tot, kto poluchaet poshchechiny 1916 as L'écuyère Consuella, qu'il tue par amour
25 Tsvety zapozdalye movie Tsvety zapozdalye 1917 as Maruska
26 Zhenshchina vampir movie Zhenshchina vampir 1915 as Title role
27 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss movie A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 2010 as Cleopatra
28 Kraft Television Theatre movie Kraft Television Theatre 1947 as Unknown
29 Man Against Crime movie Man Against Crime 1949 as The Gypsy
30 Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hechts Tales of the City movie Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hechts Tales of the City 1953 as Unknown
There is the list of some articles of Olga Baclanova:
  • "Classic Images" (USA), July 1998, Iss. 277, pg. 17-18, by: Paul Meienberg, "More About Baclanova [letter]"
  • "Classic Images" (USA), June 1998, Iss. 276, pg. 32, C1-C3, by: Charles Stumpf, "Olga Baclanova: Miscast Legend"
  • "Variety" (USA), 18 September 1974, pg. 95:3, "Olga Baclanova"
  • "New York Times" (USA), 11 September 1974, pg. 48:1, "Olga Baclanova Is Dead at 74"
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