- Liliane Montevecchi
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October 13 1932
Paris, France, Montevecchi began her career as a prima ballerinain Roland Petit's dance company. In the mid-1950s she was signed to a contract by MGM, which cast her in secondary roles in such films as " The Glass Slipper" and "Daddy Long Legs", in both of which she was overshadowed by leading lady Leslie Caron, the Jerry Lewisvehicle " The Sad Sack", and " King Creole" with Elvis Presley.
televisionwork in series such as " Playhouse 90" and " Adventures in Paradise" at the end of the decade, Montevecchi opted to leave Hollywoodfor a star spot in the Folies Bergereand toured with the company for nine years. Montevecchi replaced Colette Brossetin the 1958 Broadway revue" La Plume de Ma Tante", but it wasn't until 1982 that she drew the attention of critics and audiences for her performance in "Nine", for which she won both the Tony and Drama Desk Awardfor Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Seven years later she starred in "Grand Hotel", earning a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
Montevecchi also appeared in the films "Wall Street" and "
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". Montevecchi has appeared in concert at Carnegie Halland Lincoln Centerand toured internationally with her semi- autobiographicalshows "On the Boulevard" and "Back on the Boulevards". Her solo album "On the Boulevard" is available from Jay Records. [ [http://www.jayrecords.com/recordings/ontheboulevard/recording.htm JAY Records - Broadway and West End Cast Recordings ] ] She also is featured in the recording of the 1985 concert version of " Follies" staged at Avery Fisher Hall.
Seattle, Washingtonin the summer of 2007,cite web |url= http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/theater/316368_teatro19q.html |title= Newest ZinZanni diva is rrrreally rrrraucous |author= Gene Stout |work= Seattle Post-Intelligencer|date= 18 May 2007|quote= ] Montevecchi had a very successful turn as "Madame ZinZanni" at the Teatro ZinZanni.
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
for "Woman of the Year"
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