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Sanford Meisner (1905–1997)

Sanford Meisner is one of the most respected and influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Meisner, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg are generally regarded as America's three greatest acting teachers. Founding member of The Group Theatre, 1931-1941. Began teaching at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1935; head of the... See full bio »

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Known For

Mikey and Nicky
Mikey and Nicky Dave Resnick
(1976)
Tender Is the Night
Tender Is the Night Dr. Franz Gregorovious
(1962)
The Story on Page One
The Story on Page One Phil Stanley
(1959)
Requiem
Requiem Restaurant Patron
(1995)

Filmography

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 1995 Requiem (Short)
Restaurant Patron
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Joseph Klein
- Sleepless in Chicago (1995) ... Joseph Klein
 1976 Mikey and Nicky
Dave Resnick
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Kip Harris
- Hold for Gloria Christmas (1962) ... Kip Harris
 1959 The Story on Page One
Phil Stanley
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Lew Stern
- Paris and Mrs. Perlman (1956) ... Lew Stern
 1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Michael Bialoguski
- The Case of Colonel Petrov (1956) ... Michael Bialoguski
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 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (stage director - 1 episode)
- Night Club (1948) ... (stage director)
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 1990 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 1962 Accent on an American Summer (TV Series documentary)
The General
- The Fall of the City (1962) ... The General
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 2006 Sanford Meisner Master Class (Video documentary)
Himself
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He played a henchman in Clifford Odets' play, "Waiting for Lefty," in a Group Theater Company production at the Selwyn Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Morris Carnovsky (Harry Fatt); Art Smith (Joe); Ruth Nelson (Edna); Tony Kraber (Miller); Louis Leverett (Irv); Phoebe Brand (Florrie); Jules Garfield (Sid); Bob Lewis (Clayton... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sandy Meisner
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Personal Quote:

Acting is fun. Don't let that get around.

Trivia:

Founder of the highly respected acting school The Neighborhood Playhouse. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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