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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 3 wins & 1 nomination. 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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Green Grow the Lilacs. Written by Lynn Riggs. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Guild Theatre: 26 Jan 1931- Mar 1931 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Jane Alden, A.L. Bartolot, Carl Beasley, Gordon Bryant, Elmo Carr, Slim Cavanaugh (as "Cowboy"), Everett Cheetham, Ruth Chorpenning (as "Ado Annie Carnes"), William ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 766-768. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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