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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 »

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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
 1953 China Venture
Patterson
 1937 Parnell
Pat (uncredited)
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Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Many Mansions. Drama. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Lee Strasberg's oldest son, John Strasberg, like his father, also teaches at the Actors' Studio, Manhattan, New York City, New York, but is not the managing director or administrator, as Lee was. Lee's roles as both managing director and administrator of the Actors' Studio are now filled by an incredible SIX people! Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, and Al Pacino serve as co-Presidents of the whole ... See more »

Trademark:

His generally quiet, mild mannered persona See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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