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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 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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(1974)
(1979)
(1979)

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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
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Hyman Roth
 1953 China Venture
Patterson
 1937 Parnell
Pat (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Men in White. Drama. Written by Sidney Kingsley. Stage Manager: Elia Kazan. Assistant Stage Mgr: Tony Kraber [credited as Gerrit Kraber] and Robert Harper. Assistant Prod. Mgr: Arnold L. Schauer Jr. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Broadhurst Theatre: 26 Sep 1933- Jul 1934 (closing date unknown/351 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Strasberg lost the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of mob financier Hyman Roth in The Godfather: Part II (1974) to Robert De Niro's portrayal of Young Vito Corleone in the same film. See more »

Trademark:

His generally quiet, mild mannered persona See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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