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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 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:

He directed Pearl S. Buck's play, "Flight into China," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Jose Ferrer and Uta Hagen (Chinese girl) in the cast. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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According to actor Martin Landau, Strasberg was a hard taskmaster as an acting teacher, but Landau said regardless, Strasberg was always right in pushing an actor to deliver an excellent performance. See more »

Trademark:

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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