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Dance of Her Hands: Tilly Losch

 

 

Tilly Losch was born on November 15, 1903 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Ottilie Ethel Losch.

Trained in dance at the Vienna Imperial Opera ballet school at age six and became a full member of the ballet corps at age 15.
Dance partners included Fred Astaire and Harald Kreutzberg.
Following a severe bout of depression, she turned to painting for self-expression and exhibited her work for a long period of time.
Second husband was the Earl of Carnarvon, whose father discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb. This marriage gave her the title Lady Carnarvon, an English countess.

She appeared in the original Broadway stage version of “The Band Wagon”, in which she danced with Fred Astaire.