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Luther Adler (May 4, 1903December 8, 1984) was an American actor best known for his work in theater, but who also worked in film and television. He also directed plays on Broadway. May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... Cinema can refer to: the medium of film, i. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ...


Born Lutha Adler in New York, New York, Adler was one of six children born to Russian Jewish actors Sara and Jacob P. Adler. His siblings also worked in theater, with his sister Stella Adler achieving fame as an actress and drama teacher. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity; and often a combination of these attributes. ... Sara Adler (1858–April 28, 1953) was a Ukrainian Jewish actress in Yiddish theater who made her career mainly in the United States. ... Categories: People stubs | Jewish film and theatre | 1855 births | 1926 deaths ... Stella Adler (February 10, 1901 – December 21, 1992) was a Jewish-American actress, and for decades was regarded as Americas foremost acting teacher. ...


Adler made his first acting appearance on Broadway in 1921 and appeared in several productions before joining The Group Theatre in 1931. He played opposite Katharine Cornell in Alien Corn (1933), his sister Stella in Gold Eagle Guy (1934), Awake and Sing! and Paradise Lost (both 1935), and Frances Farmer in Golden Boy (1937). By the early 1940s he was also directing but his first production They Should Have Stood in Bed closed after only eleven performances in 1942. His next directorial venture A Flag is Born ran for 120 performances in 1946 and featured newcomer Marlon Brando in one of the major roles. 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Group Theatre was a left-wing theater collective, formed in New York in 1931 by Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford and Lee Strasberg. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Katharine Cornell was born on February 16, 1893 (although most sources cite the incorrect year of 1898) in Berlin, Germany to American parents, and raised in Buffalo, New York. ... Cover to the first edition Paradise Lost (1667) is an epic poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton. ... Frances Elena Farmer (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970) was an American film actress. ... Golden Boy is the title of a play by Clifford Odets, first staged in 1937 by the Group Theatre. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Marlon Brando, Jr. ...


From 1937 Adler also appeared in films, although they were never his highest priority. Among his credits include D.O.A. (1950) M (1951), Voyage of the Damned (1976) and Absence of Malice (1981). He also acted frequently on television in such television series as General Electric Theater, Kraft Television Theater Robert Montgomery Presents, The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables, Ben Casey, 77 Sunset Strip, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O and The Streets of San Francisco. D.O.A. is a 1950 movie that helped define the film noir genre. ... M is a 1951 a remake of Fritz Langs M (1931), shifting the action from Berlin to Los Angeles. ... Voyage of the Damned is the title of a 1976 film drama inspired by true events concerning the fate of an ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939. ... Absence of Malice is a 1981 film which tells the story of the son of a dead Mafia boss who discovers that he has become a front-page story on the local newspaper indicating that he is being investigated for a murder he didnt commit. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... General Electric Theater was a half-hour CBS television anthology broadcast every Sunday evening beginning February 1, 1953 and ending May 27, 1962. ... Kraft Television Theater was an American television program that ran from 1947 to 1958. ... Robert Montgomery Presents was a dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. ... The Twilight Zone original opening. ... The Untouchables is the name of a 1957 book by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, and also of two television series and a motion picture that it inspired. ... Ben Casey was a medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. ... 77 Sunset Strip was one of the most popular of the detective television shows in early television. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ...   Listen to Hawaii Five-O theme? Hawaii Five-O ran for twelve seasons on CBS television network. ... The Streets of San Francisco was a 1970s television police drama set in San Francisco, California and produced by Quinn Martin Productions. ...


Adler was married to the actress Sylvia Sidney from 1938 until 1947, and father of Sidney's only child, her son Jacob, who predeceased her. Sylvia Sidney (August 8, 1910 - July 1, 1999) was an American actress. ...


He died in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, New York, next to some of his relatives, including his older sister, Stella. Kutztown is a borough located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. ...


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Luther Adler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (298 words)
Luther Adler ( May 4, 1903 – December 8, 1984) was an American actor best known for his work in theater, but who also worked in film and television.
Born Lutha Adler in New York, New York, Adler was one of six children born to Russian Jewish actors Sara and Jacob P. Adler.
Adler was married to the actress Sylvia Sidney from 1938 until 1947.
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