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Miliza Korjus (18 August 1909 - 26 August 1980) was an Eastern European singer and actress. Her father was an officer in the Imperial Russian army and chief of staff to the Minister of War of Estonia. Her mother was descended from Lithuanian-Polish nobility. Miliza was born in Warsaw, but during World War I her parents were separated, and she moved with her mother and siblings to Kiev, where she studied music. August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange) and other former communist regimes (light orange). ... Tsar, (Bulgarian цар�, Russian царь; often spelled Czar or Tzar in English), was the title used for the autocratic rulers of the First and Second Bulgarian Empires since 913, in Serbia in the middle of the 14th century, and in Russia from 1547 to 1917. ... A defence minister ( Commonwealth English) or defense minister ( American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... A monument to St. ...


While a teenager, Miliza toured the Soviet Union with the Dumka Chorus. In 1927, while performing in Leningrad, she escaped across the border into Estonia, where she was reunited with her father. She began touring the Baltic countries and Germany, and began performing with the Berlin State Opera in 1933. Film producer Irving Thalberg heard her recordings and signed her to a ten year film contract, sight unseen. 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. ... The Baltic Sea The terms Baltic countries, Baltic Sea countries, Baltic states, and Balticum refer to slightly different combinations of countries in the general area surrounding the Baltic Sea. ... Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 2003 Berlin State Opera (in German: Staatsoper Unter den Linden) is a prominent German opera company. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899–September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. ...


Korjus's first Hollywood film was The Great Waltz, an anti-Nazi musical. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role. ... The Great Waltz is a musical that uses themes by Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II, with lyrics and musical adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest in the 1970 stage revival and the 1972 film. ... Look up Nazi in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The musical film is a film genre that features songs, sung by the actors, interwoven into the narrative. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


Korjus was scheduled to star in a film version of the novel Sandor Rozsa in 1940, but an automobile accident caused her leg to be crushed, and, although she avoided potential amputation, she required extensive recuperation, causing the film to be delayed. By 1941 she had healed well enough to begin a tour of South America. During her tour, the United States became involved in World War II, and, having experienced war in Europe in her youth, she decided to stay in Mexico for the duration. While living there, she made a Spanish language film, CaballerĂ­a del imperio. DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ...


In 1944 she returned to the United States, where she performed at Carnegie Hall. She toured the country for several more years, eventually settling in Los Angeles, California, where she married in 1952, retiring from film and touring, prefering to concentrate on making records. 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Manhattan, New York City. ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles , meaning the angels), also known as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Miliza Korjus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
Miliza Korjus' father was Arthur Korjus, an Estonian lieutenant colonel in the Imperial Russian Army and later Chief of Staff to the War Minister of Estonia.
Korjus continued her concert career as a soprano in Germany and was eventually engaged by the Berlin State Opera in 1933.
Korjus was scheduled to star in a film version of the novel Sandor Rozsa in 1940, but an automobile accident caused her leg to be crushed, and, although she avoided amputation, she required extensive recuperation, causing the film to be cancelled.
Miliza Korjus Interview : Jeanette MacDonald | Nelson Eddy (706 words)
Miliza Korjus, star of the MGM classic musical The Great Waltz (1938), was one of the first honorary club members and attended several club events in 1977 and 1978.
Miliza told us about a party she had attended in the early 1950s (we later learned it was in honor of Kirsten Flagstad).
Miliza came to visit, and though Jeanette was seeing virtually no one, she did spend some time with her old friend.
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