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Deren, Maya

LC control no.n 83179417
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingDeren, Maya
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Variant(s)Derenkowsky, Elenora
Derenkowsky, Eleanora
Deren, Elenora
Deren, Eleanora
Bardacke, Elenora
Bardacke, Eleanora
Hammid, Elenora
Hammid, Eleanora
Hammid, Maya
Ito, Maya
Birth date1917-04-29
Death date1961-10-13
Place of birthKyïv (Ukraine)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Profession or occupationPoets Photographers Authors Motion picture producers and directors
Found inHer Divine horsemen, 1983, c1953: CIP t.p. (Maya Deren) data sheet (b. 4/29/17, d. 10/13/61)
LC data base, 7/13/83 (hdg.: Deren, Maya)
Maya Deren and the American avant-garde, 2001: CIP t.p. (Maya Deren) galley (Elenora Derenkowsky; b. 1917 in Kiev, Ukraine; came to U.S. with parents, 1922; married & divorced Gregory Bardacke; B.A., New York Univ., 1936; M.A. in Eng. lit., Smith College, 1939; married Alexander Hammid; changed name from Elenora to Maya, Hindu word for illusion, ca. 1943; d. 1961; poet, photographer, writer, ethnographer, filmmaker, impresario; regarded as founder of post-war Amer. indep. cinema)
Women in Amer. hist. by Encyclop. Brit. WWW homepage for Maya Deren, Feb. 6, 2001 (Deren, Maya; filmmaker; b. 1917 in Kiev, Russia, as Eleanora Derenkowsky; emigrated to U.S. with parents, 1922; married Gregory Bardacke, 1935; divorced 3 yrs. later; married Alexander Hammid, 1942; divorced Hammid, 1947; married Teiji Ito, 1960; d. Oct. 13, 1961)
Wikipedia, July 19, 2016 (Maya Deren; Maya Deren (April 29, 1917-October 13, 1961), born Eleanora Derenkowskaia; was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s; was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer; born Kiev, Ukraine; died New York, New York; adopted the name Maya in 1943 upon her move to Hollywood; died at age 44 in 1961 from a brain hemorrhage brought on by extreme malnutrition, her condition possibly weakened by her long term dependence on amphetamines and sleeping pills; her ashes were scattered in Japan at Mount Fuji)
Associated languageeng