Lila Kedrova won the 1964 Best Supporting Actress Oscar as Madame Hortense in Zorba the Greek, and 20 years later won a Tony for the same role in the musical Zorba.

Anthony Quinn played Zorba in both productions, winning an Oscar nomination for the film but going unrewarded for the stage version. He did receive a Tony nomination in 1961 for playing Henry II in Becket.

Nine performers have won the Tony and later the Oscar for the same role:

  • José Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac (Tony: 1947/Oscar: 1950)
  • Shirley Booth in Come Back, Little Sheba (1950/1953)
  • Yul Brynner in The King and I (1952/1956)
  • Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady (1957/1964)
  • Anne Bancroft in The Miracle Worker (1960/1962)
  • Paul Scofield in A Man for All Seasons (1962/1966)
  • Jack Albertson in The Subject Was Roses (1965/1968),
  • Joel Grey in Cabaret (1967/1973).
  • Viola Davis in Fences (2010/2016)

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