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Lenya

Lotte , original name Caroline Blamauer. 1900--81, Austrian singer and actress, associated esp with the songs of her husband Kurt Weill
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The senior captains, Lenya Chaponis, Sarah Bjorn and Paige Gardner, were praised by coach Kerry Berry, who said, "Lenya is a very strong force in our backfield and is dependable and organized, Sarah has carried over her great play from last year when she won most valuable player honors, and Paige really holds our front line together.''
In the film - played by Austrian singer and actress Lotte Lenya - she's still deadly but is shot by Bond girl Tatiana Romanova.
The resulting Off-Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, which showcased Weill's widow *Lott Lenya as Jenny in an expanded role, not only ran for what was at the time an unfathomably long run of 2,707 performances from 1954 to 1961, but inspired many future productions and recordings, the latter including popular renditions of "Mack the knife" by Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin in Blitzstein's idiomatic and singable translations that have become an indispensable part of the canonical Threepenny for American audiences and listeners.
No wonder she's so good at singing the songs Lotte Lenya made famous.
"Then there was Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) in From Russia with Love and Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) in The Man with the Golden Gun and, of course, Donald Pleasence as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice.
Leiter photographed Merce Cunningham and John Cage, Andy Warhol and his mother (around 1950, when Warhol was a fledgling fashion illustrator, newly arrived in New York), Lotte Lenya, and (only the title cues us to his identity) a seemingly anonymous man hunched in a cafe, his back to the camera, a hat crowning his head: Marcel Duchamp.
He describes the origins of German Kabarett, including La Belle Epoque, the club Uberbrettl, the influence of American culture in Germany in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the works of Kurt Weill, and the Nazi regime's condemnation of the style, with emphasis on the careers of Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya, and some discussion of lesser-known artists like Friedrich Hollaender, Mischa Spoliansky, and Christopher Isherwood, as well as the films of Josef von Sternberg.
4 Shoe surprise SPECTRE's No 3 Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) disguises herself as a maid in From Russia With Love (1963) and, left alone with Bond, shoots a spike out of her shoe, which Bond has to fight off with a chair.
FORMER trapeze artist Lenya White is hoping her new business venture will swing into action.
And I really admired her." Smith lists Grace Slick, Edith Piaf, Joni Mitchell, Tina Turner and Lotte Lenya as some of the other female singers she admires.