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Luther Adler (1903–1984)


The actor and Broadway director Luther Adler was born into a Yiddish theatrical dynasty. One of the six children born to Jacob P. and Sara Adler, he made his debut in the world in New York City on May 4, 1903, originally billed as Lutha J. Adler. His full siblings Charles, Jay, Julia, and Stella (the famous acting teacher) as well as his ... See full bio »

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D.O.A.
D.O.A. Majak
(1950)
Absence of Malice
Absence of Malice Malderone
(1981)
House of Strangers
House of Strangers Joe Monetti
(1949)

Filmography

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 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Professor Weiler
 1976 Mean Johnny Barrows
Don Racconi
 1975 Murph the Surf
Max 'The Eye'
 1975 The Man in the Glass Booth
Presiding Judge
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Victor
- Mister Nobody (1974) ... Victor
 1974 Paradise (TV Movie)
 1974 Crazy Joe
Falco
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Victor Bordon
- The Detroit Connection (1973) ... Victor Bordon
 1973 Chelsea D.H.O. (TV Movie)
Dr. Levine, M.E.
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Herr Vollmer
- Numbered for Death (1973) ... Herr Vollmer
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Marc Osborne
- Tarot (1970) ... Marc Osborne
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Leo Vorka
- Phantoms (1970) ... Leo Vorka
 1968 The Brotherhood
Dominick Bertolo
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
Imre Hyneck
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
Jacob Zion
 1965 Festival of Arts (TV Series)
Voice of Sibelius
- Sibelius: A Symphony of Finland (1965) ... Voice of Sibelius
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Thomas Allen
- 5: Part 3 (1963) ... Thomas Allen
 1961-1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mr. Bowersox / Dr. Michael Waldman
- The Insolent Heart (1961) ... Dr. Michael Waldman
 1960-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Mr. Kovar / Henri Tourelle / Willard Manson / ...
- The Fingers of Henri Tourelle (1961) ... Henri Tourelle
- A Memory of Crying (1961) ... Willard Manson
- The Man Who Bit a Diamond in Half (1960) ... Sean Wicklow
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Harry Wender
- Man Out of Time (1962) ... Harry Wender
 1961-1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Jonathan Amber / Victor Cobalt
- The Wrecker (1962) ... Jonathan Amber
- Silent Partner (1961) ... Victor Cobalt
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Charlie Zenko / Emile Bouchard / Gus Marco
- Takeover (1962) ... Charlie Zenko
- Murder Under Glass (1961) ... Emile Bouchard
- Nicky (1960) ... Gus Marco
 1961 Straightaway (TV Series)
Manager
- The Leather Dollar (1961) ... Manager
 1961 Festival (TV Series)
Rabbi Azrael
- The Dybbuk (1961) ... Rabbi Azrael
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Edwin M. Stanton
- The Lincoln Murder Case (1961) ... Edwin M. Stanton
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
Frank Fellino
- Escape from Kaledau (1961) ... Frank Fellino
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Arthur Castle
- The Man in the Bottle (1960) ... Arthur Castle
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Sal Raimondi
- Meeting at Appalachia (1960) ... Sal Raimondi
 1959 The Last Angry Man
Dr. Max Vogel
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Irving Werner / Molotov / D.A. Forrest Garvin
- The Rank and File (1959) ... Irving Werner
- The Last Clear Chance (1958) ... D.A. Forrest Garvin
 1958 Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series)
- Antigone (1958)
 1954-1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Joe Rundle
- Cauliflower Heart (1956) ... Joe Rundle
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Sidney West / Judge Brock
- The Partners (1956) ... Sidney West
- Hedda Gabler (1954) ... Judge Brock
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
General Sanchez
- The Sainted General (1956) ... General Sanchez
 1956 Hot Blood
Marco Torino
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
Rabbi Rosenblum
- The Unholy Trio (1955) ... Rabbi Rosenblum
 1955 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
Delphin Delmas
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Killer (1955)
 1954-1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Warner Johnson
- Man with a Vengeance (1955) ... Warner Johnson
- Nora #1 (1954)
 1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Billy Budd (1955)
 1955 Crashout
Pete Mendoza
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
Jubal Banks
- The Day Before Atlanta (1954) ... Jubal Banks
 1954 The Miami Story
Tony Brill
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Visitor (1954)
 1953 The Tall Texan
Joshua 'Josh' Tinnen
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Nick Mancani
 1951 The Magic Face
Rudi Janus / Janus the Great / Adolf Hitler
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Portrait of Niki (1951)
 1951 M
Dan Langley
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Honolulu (1951)
 1950 South Sea Sinner
Cognac
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Keith 'Cherokee' Mandon
 1950 D.O.A.
Majak
 1949 House of Strangers
Joe Monetti
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye
 1948 Saigon
Lt. Keon
 1945 Cornered
'Marcel Jarnac'
 1937 Lancer Spy
Schratt
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Stage Play: Case of Clyde Griffiths. Drama. Written by Erwin Piscator and Lena Goldschmidt. Based on the book "The American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 13 Mar 1936- Mar 1936 (closing date unknown/19 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Doctor"), ... See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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He has an entry in Jean Tulard's 'Dictionnaire du Cinéma/Les Acteurs' published in Paris in 2007 by Robert Laffont/Bouquins (pg. 12). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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