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Maria Karnilova

Personal information
Birth nameMaria Kasnilovich
Birth dateAugust 03, 1920
Place of birthHartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of deathApril 20, 2001(age 80)
Death placeManhattan, New York, U.S.
SpouseGeorge S. Irving (1948-2001)
award : Tony Award For Best Performance By A Featured Actress In A Musical
Best Featured Actress In A Musical
year : 1965
title : Fiddler On The Roof
role : Golde
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Maria Karnilova (August 3, 1920 April 20, 2001) was an American actress.

Born as Maria Kasnilovich in Hartford, Connecticut, Maria Karnilova made her Broadway debut in Call Me Mister in 1946. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the original 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof starring Zero Mostel and was nominated as Best Actress in a Musical for Zorba (1968).

Other Broadway credits include Miss Liberty (1949), Two's Company (1952), Jerome Robbins' Ballet: U.S.A. (1958), Gypsy (as the original Tessie Tura - 1959), Bravo Giovanni (1962), Gigi (1973), God's Favorite (1974), Bring Back Birdie (1981), and the 1981 revival of Fiddler. Karnilova's film credits include The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) and Married to the Mob (1988).

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