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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Other Works:

Stage Play: R. U. R. [Rossum's Universal Robot's]. Drama (revival). Written by Karel Capek. Translated by Paul Selver. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 3 Dec 1942- 5 Dec 1942 (4 performances). Cast: Doug Alexander (as "A Robot"), Edith Atwater (as "Helena Glory"), Katherine Balfour (as "Helena"), Clement Brace (as "Robot... See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Legendary acting coach/director/actor, best known in the twenty-first century for three things: 1) his many decades as managing director and teacher at The Actor's Studio in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; 2) his most famous acting role, "Hyman Roth," alongside one of his most famous students, Al Pacino; and 3) as primary heir and administrator of the estate of Marilyn Monroe, another of... See more »

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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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