Lotte Lenya
Date of Birth
Oct 18, 1900
Birth Place:
Hitzing, Austria


Best known as a stage performer and recording artist, and the wife of composer Kurt Weill -- whose songs made up the repertory for which she was most widely recognized as an interpreter -- Lotte Lenya also made a handful of notable film appearances across her six-decade career. Born Karoline Blamauer in Hitzing, Austria, to a working-class Catholic family, her childhood associations with music...