Lilia Skala

Lilia Skala

  • Highest Rated: 100% Heartland (1979)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Caprice (1967)
  • Birthday: Nov 28, 1896
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
78% Testament Fania 1983
34% 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

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