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Maria Karnilova (1920–2001)

Maria Karnilova was born on August 3, 1920 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Maria Dovgolenko. She was an actress, known for Married to the Mob (1988), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) and Ivan the Terrible (1976). She was married to George S. Irving. She died on April 20, 2001 in Manhattan, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Married to the Mob Frank's Mom
Ivan the Terrible Olga Petrovsky
Look Up and Live Spiritualist


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 1988 Married to the Mob
Frank's Mom
 1976 Ivan the Terrible (TV Series)
Olga Petrovsky
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Olga Petrovsky
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... Olga Petrovsky
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Olga Petrovsky
- Ivan's Out of Work (1976) ... Olga Petrovsky
 1963 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
- Room for Death (1963) ... Spiritualist
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 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (performer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
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 1969 The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1960 The Fabulous Fifties (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: God's Favorite. Written by Neil Simon. Assistant Director: Bob Avian. Directed by Michael Bennett. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Dec 1974- 22 Mar 1975 (116 performances + 7 previews that began on 3 Dec 1974). Cast: Vincent Gardenia (as "Joe Benjamin"), Maria Karnilova (as "Rose Benjamin"), Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Sidney Lipton"... See more »

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Won Broadway's 1965 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Fiddler on the Roof." She also received a second Tony nomination in 1969 for "Zorba," this time as Best Actress (Musical). See more »

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