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Lilia Skala

Highest Rated:   100% Heartland (1979)
Lowest Rated:   14% Caprice (1967)
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Educated at the University of Dresden, actress Lillia Skala launched her stage career in her native Vienna, where she briefly worked with the legendary Max Reinhardt. The advent of Hitler compelled Skala to relocate to the U.S. in 1939; two years later, she made her Broadway bow in Letters to Lucerne. In 1951, she was cast as Duchess Sophie in the Irving Berlin musical Call Me Madam, the role that brought her to Hollywood for the 1953 filming of the same property. During the 1950s, she supplemented her theatre income by playing regular roles on such soap operas as The Guiding Light and Search for Tomorrow. In 1963, Skala was nominated for an Oscar for her finely etched portrayal of the tenacious Mother Maria in Lillies of the Field. She went on to contribute strong performances in such films as Roseland (1977) and Testament (1983). Couch potatoes of the 1960s will immediately recognize Lillia Skala for her occasional appearances as Eva Gabor's mother on the popular sitcom Green Acres.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Men of Respect
  • Lucia
1991
96% House of Games
  • Dr. Littauer
1987
No Score Yet Call Me Madam
  • Actor
1986
82% Testament
  • Fania
1983
35% Flashdance
  • Hanna Long
1983
No Score Yet End of August
  • Mlle. Reisz
1982
100% Heartland
  • Grandma Landauer
1979
No Score Yet Sooner or Later
  • Grandma Esther
1979
No Score Yet Roseland
  • Rosa
1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin
  • Mlle. Souvestre
1976
No Score Yet Deadly Hero
  • Mrs. Broderick
1976
No Score Yet Probe
  • Actor
1972
63% Charly
  • Dr. Anna Straus
1968
14% Caprice
  • Madame Piasco
1967
72% Ship of Fools
  • Frau Hutten
1965
91% Lilies of the Field
  • Mother Maria
1963
80% Call Me Madam
  • Grand Duchess
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Mrs. Gelenko
  • 1983
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
  • Mother-in-Law Lisa's Mom
  • 1969
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Sister Agatha
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Frieda
  • 1965

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