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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)
...and justice for all.
(1979)
Going in Style
(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
 1953 China Venture
Patterson
 1937 Parnell
Pat (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Skipper Next to God. Written by Jan De Hartog. Chants and cantoral selections by Abe Newborn. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Maxine Elliott's Theatre (moved to The Playhouse Theatre from 30 Jan 1948- close): 4 Jan 1948- 27 Mar 1948 (93 performances). Cast: John Garfield (as "Joris Kuiper, Captain"), ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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When he died in 1982, he left an estate valued at $1.5 million, before inclusion of his 75% interest in the Estate of Marilyn Monroe. 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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