Luther Adler

Actor
Younger brother of esteemed drama coach Stella Adler and a founding member of the influential Group Theatre. Adler began his career in the Yiddish theater and became a screen regular after World War II. He was memorable ... Read more »
Born: 05/03/1903 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Absence of Malice 1981 (Movie)

Malderone (Actor)

Mean Johnny Barrows 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

D.H.O. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Live a Little, Steal a Lot 1973 (Movie)

Max-- (Actor)

The Man in the Glass Booth 1973 (Movie)

Presiding Judge (Actor)

Crazy Joe 1972 (Movie)

Falco (Actor)

The Psychiatrist 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brotherhood 1968 (Movie)

Bertolo (Actor)

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 (Movie)

Jacob Zion (Actor)

The Three Sisters 1963 (Movie)

Chebutikin (Actor)

The Last Angry Man 1958 (Movie)

Dr Max Vogel (Actor)

Hot Blood 1956 (Movie)

Marco Torino (Actor)

Crashout 1955 (Movie)

Pete Mendoza (Actor)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

Delphin Delmas (Actor)

M 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

D.O.A. 1950 (Movie)

Majak (Actor)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1950 (Movie)

Keith 'Cherokee' Mandon (Actor)

Wake of the Red Witch 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sunshine Patriot (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Younger brother of esteemed drama coach Stella Adler and a founding member of the influential Group Theatre. Adler began his career in the Yiddish theater and became a screen regular after World War II. He was memorable as the villainous object of Dick Powell's vengeful quest in the hair-trigger noir, "Cornered" (1945), and in an unforgettable cameo performance as a crazed Hitler in the screen bio of Rommel, "The Desert Fox" (1951). Adler only made occasional films after the late 1950s but did work on stage and television.

Relationships

Jacob Adler

Father
noted figure in Yiddish theater

Bruce Adler

Son
received Tony nominations for "Those Were the Days" (1991) and "Crazy for You" (1992)

Stella Adler

Sister

Sylvia Sidney

Wife
married August 13, 1938 divorced in 1947 film star of the 1930s in "City Streets" (1931), "Jenny Gerhardt" (1933), "Fury" (1936) and "You Only Live Once" (1937)

Milestones

1983

Played by actor Paul Perri in the TV version of actress Frances Farmer's autobiography, "Will There Really Be a Morning?"

1981

Last film, "Absence of Malice"

1974

First film in five years, a feature version of Chekhov's play, "The Three Sisters"

1970

Played Dr. Bernard Altman on the TV drama series, "The Psychiatrist"

1944

Began acting regularly through the late 1950s in films with his role in the Edward Dmytryk thriler, "Cornered"

1937

Feature film debut, "Lancer Spy"

1908

Stage acting debut in "Schmendrick"

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