Saturday, November 23, 2013

Remembering Nadia Gray

Nadia Kujnir-Herescu was born on November 23, 1923, in Bucharest, Romania. She left Romania for Paris in the late 1940s to escape the Communist takeover after World War II. Her film debut as Nadia Gray was in “L'Inconnu d'un soir” in 1949. Perhaps her most well-known role was in the Federico Fellini masterpiece “La Dolce Vita” in 1960. Nadia appeared in one Euro-western “Thunder at the Border” as Michele Mercier in 1966.
She played Number 8 in "The Chimes of Big Ben", an episode of the 1960s cult television series The Prisoner.
Gray was first married to Constantin Cantacuzino [1905-1958], a Romanian aristocrat who was one of Romania's top fighter aces of the war. They were married from 1946 to his death in 1958. Her third husband was Manhattan banker Herbert R. Silverman [1912-2003]. They were married from 1967 till her death from a stroke in New York City on June 13, 1994.
Today we remember Nadia Gray on what would have been her 90th birthday.

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