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Lilia Skala (Lilia Sofer) was born on 28 November, 1896 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria], is an Actress. Discover Lilia Skala's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Lilia Skala networth?

Popular As Lilia Sofer
Occupation actress
Age 98 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 28 November 1896
Birthday 28 November
Birthplace Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Date of death 18 December, 1994
Died Place Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, USA
Nationality Austria-Hungary [now Austria]

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Lilia Skala Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Lilia Skala's Husband?

Her husband is Louis Erich Pollak (later Louis Erich Skala) (1922 - 5 December 1980) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Husband Louis Erich Pollak (later Louis Erich Skala) (1922 - 5 December 1980) ( his death) ( 2 children)
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Lilia Skala Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Lilia Skala worth at the age of 98 years old? Lilia Skala’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. We have estimated Lilia Skala's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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Since 2001, actress Libby Skala, Skala's granddaughter has been performing a one-woman show "Lilia!", based on the life of her grandmother, with portrayals of both her grandmother and herself in these shows.


She was not shown in the "Memorial Tribute" at the 67th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in 1995, although she died in December 1994 and had been nominated for an Oscar in 1964 for her role in "Lilies on the Field".


A few years later, on December 18, 1994, Lilia died of natural causes in Bay Shore (Long Island), New York.


She continued filming into her 90th year.


Her final film work, occurring in the 1980's, went on to include a touching role as Hanna Long in the hit musical Flashdance (1983), plus parts in Testament (1983), House of Games (1987) and Men of Respect (1990).


That led to more character actress work in films, most notably as the dog-carrying Jewish lady in the star-studded Ship of Fools (1965) and as Jennifer Beals's elderly friend in Flashdance (1983).

On TV she played Eva Gabor's Hungarian mother in Green Acres (1965) and earned an Emmy nomination for her work in the popular miniseries Eleanor and Franklin (1976)).


She won her widest claim to fame, however, as the elderly chapel-building Mother Superior opposite Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field (1963), for which she won both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.


Grandmother of Christopher Skala (b. November 12, 1961) via son Peter, Libby Skala (b. April 20, 1967) and Emily Skala Hull (b. February 3, 1970) via son Martin.


Lilia became a familiar benevolent face on TV in several early soap operas, including Claudia: The Story of a Marriage (1952).


In the 1950s, she did an extensive tour in "The Diary of Anne Frank" as Mrs. Frank, and performed in a German-language production of Kurt Weill's "The Threepenny Opera".


She broke through the Broadway barrier in 1941 with "Letters to Lucerne", followed by a featured role in the musical "Call Me Madam" with Ethel Merman.


In 1939, practically penniless, they immigrated to the USA, where she sought menial labor in New York's garment district. She quickly learned English and worked her way back to an acting career, this time as a sweet, delightful, thick-accented Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee.


Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son Martin Erich Skala on January 10, 1935. Child's father was her husband, Erich Skala.


Forced to flee her Nazi-occupied homeland with her Jewish husband, Louis Erich Pollak (who also adopted his mother-in-law's gentile maiden name of "Skala") and two young sons in the late 1930s, Lilia and her family managed to escape (at different times) to England.


Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a son Peter Skala on September 3, 1924. Child's father was her husband, Erich Skala.


Born Lilia Sofer on November 28, 1896, and raised in Vienna, Austria, Lilia Skala's parents were Katharina Skala (Catholic) and Julius Sofer (Jewish). Her father worked as a manufacturers representative for the Waldes Kohinoor company. Lilia Skala had two sisters, Lisl (later known in the United States as Elizabeth Polk, later a renowned dance therapy pioneer) and Felicitas ("Lizi"; pronounced Litzi; an infant/baby nurse). All three sisters adopted their mother's gentile maiden name of "Skala" and later emigrated to the United States. Lilia Skala would become a star on two continents. In pre-World War II Austria she starred in famed Max Reinhardt's stage troupe, and in post-war America she would become a notable matronly, award-worthy character star on Broadway and in films.