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Viola Spolin (1906–1994)

Viola Spolin was born on November 7, 1906 in Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Alex in Wonderland (1970), Goldstein (1964) and Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document (1990). She died on November 22, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Alex in Wonderland Mrs. Morrison - Mother
Goldstein Actress


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 1990 Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document (Video documentary)

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Considered the doyenne of improvisational comedy. She taught dramatics to children and adults at a recreational center in the 30s using story-telling, games, and other modes of self-expression. Her son, Paul Sills, was inspired by her techniques and, as a result, formed the Compass Players and Second City improvisational troupes. She became an invaluable teacher and later authored books on the ... See more »

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