Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Nazimova, Alla

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NAZIMOVA, ALLA, actress, born in Yalta, Crimea, Russia, in 1879, learned French and German in Switzerland and studied music in St. Petersburg. She played at Moscow and St. Petersburg, and visited London and New York in 1905, playing in Russian in “The Chosen People.” In 1906 began to play in English in “Hedda Gabler,” “A Doll's House,” “War Brides,” and other plays. In recent years has been seen chiefly in moving pictures.