Katina Paxinou
Date of Birth
Dec 17, 1900
Birth Place:
Piraeus, Greece


Trained as an opera singer in Geneva, Austria, and Berlin, Katina Paxinou switched artistic gears when she joined the Greek National Theater at age 29. Ms. Paxinou distinguished herself in the Classics, not only the ancient Greek tragedies but also the finest works of English and European playwrights. When World War II broke out, Paxinou emigrated to the U.S. While touring in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler,...