Lee Strasberg (1901–1982)


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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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(1974)
(1979)
And Justice for All Grandpa Sam
(1979)
The Godfather Saga Hyman Roth
(1977)

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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 Saga (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
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Hyman Roth
 1953 China Venture
Patterson
 1937 Parnell
Pat (uncredited)
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Stage Play: The Three Sisters. Drama (revival). Written by Anton Chekhov. New English version by Randall Jarrell. Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong. Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge and Ray Diffen. Lighting Design by Feder. Hair Design by Ronald De Mann. Directed by Lee Strasberg [final Broadway credit]. Morosco Theatre: 22 Jun ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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In her last will and testament, Marilyn Monroe left Strasberg total control of 75% of her estate, including the licensing of Monroe's image, in gratitude for his mentorship and kindness, both before and after she became a star. Today, Strasberg's widow, Anna Strasberg administers the combined estates, which earn millions of dollars in licensing fees annually, from advertisers or marketers use of ... See more »

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His generally quiet, mild mannered persona See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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