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Lotte Lenya (October 18, 1898 – November 27, 1981), singer and actress, born Karoline Wilhelmine Blamauer, in Vienna, Austria. She is best known for her performance as Jenny in Kurt Weill's and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, and some other Brecht-Weill plays. To a younger audience, she is known for her part as the villain Rosa Klebb in the James Bond movie From Russia with Love.

As a child of working class Roman Catholic parents, Lenya wanted to be a… read more

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  • Avatar for FyoMiDos
    große frau
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    Where do I click to listen?
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    In 1956, Louis Armstrong recorded the song "Mack the Knife", both as a solo number and as a duet with Lenya. Armstrong added Lenya's name into the lyrics, in place of one the characters in the play. Other recordings of the song, most notably Bobby Darin's in 1959, have continued this tradition.
  • Avatar for lt_emmet
    Can we capitalise the L in Lenya please? Lowercase is beginning to annoy me.
  • Avatar for clytie_hizashi
    Oh, show us the way to the next pretty boy!
  • Avatar for stupidstuff
    that's not all.
  • Avatar for incultojurgis
    Rosa Klebb. that is all
  • Avatar for mewtopia
    Is this the Lotte Lenya who is referenced in Mack the Knife?
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    I freakin love Alabama Song.

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