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Lilia Skala

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Birthday
28, 1896
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 18, 1994 (98)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1896
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 18, 1994 (98)

About

Remembered for her roles in Ship of Fools, Charly, Flashdance, and other films of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, Skala is perhaps most famous for her Oscar-nominated supporting role in the 1963 feature Lilies of the Field.

Before Fame

Before beginning her acting career, she earned an architecture degree from the University of Dresden. After working for a time as an architect, she performed in a 1930s European touring production of Six Characters in Search of an Author.

Trivia

Her Broadway credits include Call Me Madam and Letters to Lucerne.

Family Life

Born in Vienna, Austria, to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, she later married Louis Erich Skala; gave birth to two children; became a Christian Scientist; and settled in the United States.

Associated With

She co-starred with James Earl Jones in the 1976 thriller Deadly Hero.