Lee Strasberg (1901–1982)


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Famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg was born Israel Strassberg 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 ... 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 Cassandra Crossing Herman Kaplan
(1976)

Filmography

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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: Case of Clyde Griffiths. Drama. Written by Erwin Piscator and Lena Goldschmidt. Based on the book "The American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 13 Mar 1936- Mar 1936 (closing date unknown/19 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Doctor"), ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Anna Strasberg  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Susan Strasberg | See more »

Parents:

Baruch Meyer Strassberg | Ida Diner

Relatives:

Scarlett Strasberg (grandchild)
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Trivia:

He and protégé Al Pacino appeared together in two films: The Godfather Part II (1974) and And Justice for All (1979). See more »

Trademark:

His generally quiet, mild mannered persona See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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