Zohra Lampert

Active - 1959 - 2010  |   Born - May 13, 1937 in New York City, NY  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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Born in New York City, Zohra Lampert attended the University of Chicago, began her acting career in regional stock, then returned to Manhattan to make her 1956 Broadway bow in a revival of Major Barbara. Zohra's pneumatic but soothing voice is equally adaptable to comedy and tragedy, while her soft semitic facial features have enabled her to portray women of many nationalities. She made her film debut in Pay or Die (1960), playing a hysterical Italian-American victim of Mafia persecution. While she prefers the theatre to movies and televsion, Zohra has accepted several supporting parts in films like Splendor in the Grass (1961), Bye Bye Braverman (1968) and John Cassavetes' Opening Night (1978), and his been a regular on three TV series: Where the Heart is (1969), Girl With Something Extra (1973), Doctors Hospital (1975) Zohra Lampert's portrayal of a villainous gypsy seer on a 1975 Kojak television episode won her an Emmy Award.

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