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Hanka Ordonówna or Ordonka (born Maria Anna Pietruszyńska; 25 September 1902 in Warsaw – 8 September 1950 in Beirut) was a Polish singer, dancer and actress. She began her career at age the age of 16 in the Warsaw cabaret Sfinks and then the theater Wesoły Ul in Lublin under the stage name Anna Ordon.[1] singing hits still popular today: "O mój rozmarynie", "Rozkwitały pęki białych róż", and "Ułani, ułani".

Hanka Ordonówna
Hanka Ordonowna portrait.jpg
Ordonówna in 1930
Maria Pietruszyńska

(1902-09-25)25 September 1902
Died8 September 1950(1950-09-08) (aged 47)
Cause of deathTuberculosis
Resting placePowązki Cemetery
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1918–1939
Count Michał Tyszkiewicz
(m. 1931; her death 1950)

When this cabaret closed, Hanka Ordonówna moved to Warsaw and worked at the cabaret Miraż, where she was noticed by Fryderyk Jarosy, director of the Warsaw cabaret Qui Pro Quo; it was under his guidance that she became a star, recording "Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy" (song by Henryk Wars and Julian Tuwim) in the 1933 movie Szpieg w masce (Spy with a Mask). Another hit was Marian Hemar's Jakieś małe nic ("Some Little Nothing"), 1934.

In 1931, she married Count Michał Tyszkiewicz, who wrote many of her songs. Though a countess, she continued to perform in cabaret and even ride a horse in a circus revue. She developed lung disease, which plagued her for the rest of her life. She died in 1950 in Beirut.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Opiekunka "tułaczych dzieci" - Helena Chołyk CSNJ - Portal OPOKA". Retrieved 2018-11-10.

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