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Lee Strasberg (1901–1982)


Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was through the Actors Studio, where he became director ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Godfather: Part II
(1974)
Going in Style
(1979)
...and justice for all.
(1979)
The Cassandra Crossing
The Cassandra Crossing Herman Kaplan
(1976)

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 1981 Skokie (TV Movie)
Morton Weisman
 1979 Going in Style
Willie
 1979 Boardwalk
David Rosen
 1979 ...and justice for all.
Grandpa Sam
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
Frank
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Hyman Roth (credit only)
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Herman Kaplan
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Hyman Roth
 1953 China Venture
Patterson
 1937 Parnell
Pat (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Golden Boy. Drama. Written by Clifford Odets. Stage Manager: Alan Woolfson. Assistant Stage Manager: Martin Ritt and Bert Conway. Directed by Harold Clurman. Belasco Theatre: 4 Nov 1937- Jun 1938 (closing date unknown/250 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Joe Bonaparte"), Roman Bohnen (as "Tom Moody"), Phoebe Brand (as "... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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In her last will and testament, Marilyn Monroe left Strasberg total control of 75% of her estate, including the licensing of Monroe's image, in gratitude for his mentorship and kindness, both before and after she became a star. Today, Strasberg's widow, Anna Strasberg administers the combined estates, which earn millions of dollars in licensing fees annually, from advertisers or marketers use of ... See more »

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Teacher and managing director of the Actor's Studio for more than 30 years, especially well known for teaching "The Method." See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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