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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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Stage Play: Gentlewoman. Comedy. Written by John Howard Lawson. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Cort Theatre: 22 Mar 1934- Apr 1934 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Stella Adler (as "Gwyn Ballantine"), Roman Bohnen (as "Colonel Richard Fowler"), Morris Carnovsky (as "Dr. Lewis Golden"), Russell Collins (as "Havens"), Zamah ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Was the only Jewish actor to portray a Jewish gangster, the character of Hyman Roth, in the three film Godfather series. Previously, Jewish actors (James Caan, Abe Vigoda, Eli Wallach) had portrayed Italian mob figures, and Italian actors (Alex Rocco) had portrayed Jewish mob characters. 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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