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Anya Taranda was born on January 1, 1915 in New York City, New York. She was an actress, known for Top Hat (1935), These Three (1936) and Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935). She was married to Harold Arlen. She died on March 9, 1970 in New York from a brain tumor.
Anya Taranda was an American model, showgirl, actress and wife of renowned songwriter Harold Arlen.
A Catholic of Russian parents, the beautiful Anya Taranda became a Powers Agency model where she was signed as one of the original Breck Shampoo models. In 1932, she met composer Harold Arlen in New York City during the Broadway theatre production of Earl Carroll`s Vanities. They eventually married on January 6, 1937 over the objection of both of their parents, because she was Gentile and he Jewish, but it turned out to be a lifelong love affair of inseparable devotion.
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Anya Taranda (January 1, 1915 â€“ March 9, 1970) was an American model, showgirl, actress and wife of renowned songwriter Harold Arlen.
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