Gender
Female
Born
Jun 19, 1893
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Died
Jun 06, 1974
New York, New York, USA
Director Performer Writer
Comments
Some sources say that she was born in Bohemia and came to the United States as an infant with her parents. No records exist that confirm either birthplace.
Dinner at Eight (Sep 27, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Mrs. Wendel]
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Jane Eyre (May 01, 1958 - Jun 14, 1958)
  • Also Starring: Blanche Yurka [Mrs. Fairfax]
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Diary of a Scoundrel (Nov 04, 1956 - Nov 25, 1956)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Madame Sofia Tourousina]
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The Carefree Tree (Oct 11, 1955 - Oct 30, 1955)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [The Empress Dowager]
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Temper the Wind (Dec 27, 1946 - Jan 25, 1947)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Sophie von Gutzkow]
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Oedipus Rex (Dec 16, 1945 - Dec 1945)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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The Wind Is Ninety (Jun 21, 1945 - Sep 22, 1945)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Nana]
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The Barber Had Two Sons (Feb 01, 1943 - Feb 20, 1943)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka ["Ma"]
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Gloriana (Nov 25, 1938 - Nov 1938)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Elizabeth of England]
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Spring in Autumn (Oct 24, 1933 - Nov 1933)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Madame Elena Alcara]
  • Written by Blanche Yurka
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The Comic Artist (Apr 19, 1933 - May 1933)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Eleanor Rolf]
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Lucrece (Dec 20, 1932 - Jan 1933)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [First Narrator]
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Carry Nation (Oct 29, 1932 - Nov 1932)
  • Staged by Blanche Yurka
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Troilus and Cressida (Jun 06, 1932 - Jun 13, 1932)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Helen]
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Electra (Jan 08, 1932 - Jan 1932)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Electra]
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The Vikings (May 12, 1930 - May 1930)
  • Directed by Blanche Yurka
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Hjordis]
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The Lady from the Sea (Mar 18, 1929 - Apr 1929)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Ellida]
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Hedda Gabler (Feb 02, 1929 - Feb 1929)
  • Directed by Blanche Yurka
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Hedda Tesman]
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The Wild Duck (Nov 19, 1928 - Jan 1929)
  • Directed by Blanche Yurka
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Gina]
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The Squall (Nov 11, 1926 - Dec 1927)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Dolores Mendez]
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The Goat Song (Jan 25, 1926 - Mar 1926)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Mirko's Mother]
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The Sea Woman (Aug 24, 1925 - Sep 1925)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Molla Hansen]
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The Wild Duck (Feb 24, 1925 - May 1925)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Gina]
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Man and the Masses (Apr 14, 1924 - Jun 1924)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [The Woman]
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Hamlet (Nov 26, 1923 - Dec 1923)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Gertrude]
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Hamlet (Nov 16, 1922 - Feb 1923)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Gertrude]
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The Law Breaker (Feb 01, 1922 - Apr 1922)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Joan Fowler]
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The Wife With the Smile and Bourbouroche (Nov 28, 1921 - Dec 1921)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Mme. Beudet]
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Enter Madame (Aug 16, 1920 - Apr 1922)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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The Americans in France (Aug 03, 1920 - Aug 1920)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Henriette Charvet]
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Musk (Mar 13, 1920 - Mar 1920)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Elizabeth]
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Information Please (Oct 02, 1918 - Nov 1918)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Edith Bacon]
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Allegiance (Aug 01, 1918 - Sep 1918)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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Daybreak (Aug 14, 1917 - Oct 1917)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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Our American Cousin (Nov 29, 1915 - Jan 1916)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Florence Trenchard]
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The Two Virtues (Oct 04, 1915 - Nov 1915)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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Three of Hearts (Jun 03, 1915 - Jun 1915)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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Secret Strings (Dec 28, 1914 - Jan 1915)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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The House of Bondage (Jan 19, 1914 - Jan 1914)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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An Old New Yorker (Apr 03, 1911 - Apr 16, 1911)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka
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Is Matrimony a Failure? (Aug 24, 1909 - Jan 1910)
  • Performer: Blanche Yurka [Helen Hoyt]
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