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Stella Adler (1901–1992)


Stella Adler was born on February 10, 1901, in New York, the youngest daughter of the Yiddish theater actors, Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler, who founded an acting dynasty. In addition to her parents, Stella's family included her siblings Charles Adler, Jay Adler, Julia and Luther Adler, all of whom appeared on Broadway. Stella made her debut at ... See full bio »

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Known For

Shadow of the Thin Man Claire Porter
(1941)
Love on Toast Linda Craven
(1937)
Suspense Lady Sannox / Mother
(1949)
My Girl Tisa Mrs. Faludi
(1948)

Filmography

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 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
Lady Sannox / Mother
- The Case of Lady Sannox (1949) ... Lady Sannox
- Black Passage (1949) ... Mother
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Mrs. Faludi
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Claire Porter
 1937 Love on Toast
Linda Craven
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 1964 Stella Adler and the Actor (TV Movie documentary)
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 2014 The Incision (Short) (thanks)
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 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Stella Adler: Awake and Dream! (1989) ... Herself
 1964 The Les Crane Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #1.23 (1964) ... Herself
 1964 Stella Adler and the Actor (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 1958 The Ben Hecht Show (TV Series)
Herself - Actress / Drama Teacher
- Episode #1.44 (1958) ... Herself - Actress / Drama Teacher
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 2015 Listen to Me Marlon (Documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Elly") in "Big Lake" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Lynn Riggs. Directed by George Auerbach. American Laboratory: 11 Apr 1927-Apr 1927 (closing date unknown/11 performances). Cast: Grover Burgess (as "Butch"), Frank Burk, John S. Clarke, Helen Coburn, Francis Fergusson, Sam Hartman, Harold Hecht (as "The Davis Boy... See more »

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1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lola Ardler | Stella Ardler
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Personal Quote:

[on Marlon Brando] He lives the life of the actor 24 hours a day. His style is the perfect marriage of intuition and intelligence. If he must learn to ride a horse for a movie, he will watch that horse like no one else has watched a horse. And when he does the scene, he will be both horse and rider. See more »

Trivia:

When she went to Hollywood and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio changed her name to Stella Ardler. Her younger brother Luther, who originated the role of Joe Napoleon in "Golden Boy" on the Broadway stage, wanted to know why MGM had not changed her name to Beverly Wilshire. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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