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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: Processional. Comedy. Written by John Howard Lawson. Garrick Theatre: 12 Jan 1925- Mar 1925 (closing date unknown/90 performances). Cast: George Abbott (as "Dynamite Jim"), Patricia Barclay (as "Old Maggie"), Alvah Bessie (as "Soldier and Miner"), E.F. Bliss (as "Gore"), William P. Canfield (as "Man in Silk Hat"), Samuel ... See more »

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

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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13 February 1982: Made his last public appearance at the "Night of 100 Stars" benefit for the Actors Fund at Radio City Music Hall. Along with proteges Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, he danced in the chorus line with the Rockettes. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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