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Stella Adler

Biography

Stage actress most widely known to be an acting instructor as well as the founder from the Stella Adler Studio room of Performing in NY as well as the The Stella Adler Academy of Performing in LA. Her school created stars Robert De Niro and Jenny Lumet. She started acting at age group 4 in the Separate Yiddish Art Firm. She was the just American actor to review with Russian performing instructor Constantin Stanislavski, creator of ‘technique’ performing. Her grandson Tom Oppenheim inherited the Stella Adler Studio room of Performing. She was the initial acting instructor of legendary display screen professional Marlon Brando.

Quick Facts


Full Name Stella Adler
Date Of Birth February 10, 1901
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Stage Actress
Education New York University
Nationality American
Spouse Harold Clurman, Mitchell A. Wilson
Children Ellen Adler
Parents Jacob Pavlovich Adler, Sara Adler
Siblings Luther Adler, Celia Adler, Jay Adler, Charles Adler, Frances Adler, Julia Adler, Florence Adler, Rivkah Adler, Abram Adler
Movies My Girl Tisa, Shadow of the Thin Man, Love on Toast
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 9-11. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
3Posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
4Oler sister of fellow Group Theatre company member Luther Adler.
5Daughter of Jacob P. Adler, the greatest actor of the Yiddish theater.
6She appeared in four Broadway plays with her brother Luther Adler: John Howard Lawson's "Success Story" Melvin Levy's "Gold Eagle Guy," and two plays by Clifford Odets: "Paradise Lost" and "Awake and Sing!" Both Lawson and Odets were Communist Party members: Lawson was jailed as one of the "Hollywood Ten," while Odets named names before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
7When she went to Hollywood and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer., the studio changed her name to Stella Ardler. Her younger brother Luther, who originated the role of Joe Napoleon in "Golden Boy" on the Broadway stage, wanted to know why M.G.M. hadn't changed her name to Beverly Wilshire.
8Marlon Brando acknowledged only her and director Elia Kazan as his real mentors.
9Mother of Ellen Adler (the mother of Tom Oppenheim).
10Grandmother of Tom Oppenheim
11One of six children of Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler.
12Sister of Jay Adler and Luther Adler.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suspense1949TV SeriesLady Sannon / Mother
My Girl Tisa1948Mrs. Faludi
Shadow of the Thin Man1941Claire Porter
Love on Toast1937Linda Craven

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stella Adler and the Actor1964TV Movie documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Incision2014Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters1989TV Series documentaryHerself
Stella Adler and the Actor1964TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ben Hecht Show1958TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Drama Teacher

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Listen to Me Marlon2015DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameLive PerformanceAwarded on August 4, 2006 at 6777 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1Talent lies in your choice of drama coach.
2[on Marlon Brando] He lives the life of the actor 24 hours a day. His style is the perfect marriage of intuition and intelligence. If he must learn to ride a horse for a movie, he will watch that horse like no one else has watched a horse and when he does the scene he will be both horse and rider.
3Life beats down and crushes the soul, and Art reminds you that you have one.


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