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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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 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)
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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:

Stage Play: The Bird Cage. Written by Arthur Laurents. Incidental music by Alec Wilder. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Coronet Theatre: 22 Feb 1950- 11 Mar 1950 (21 performances). Cast: Rudy Bond (as "Mr. Mack"), Heywood Hale Broun (as "Mr. Ripley"), Jean Carson (as "Pearl"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Wally Williams"... See more »

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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:

Became frustrated with the roles he often got while in the Group Theatre often lamented that when they handed out the scripts, if there was a role for a character that was the emotional equivalent of a large, ugly bug that would crawl out from behind an old piano that was just moved away from the wall where it stood for many years... he knew that he'd be given that part!. See more »

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