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Lee Strasberg - Career, Personal life

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Actor, director, and teacher, born in Budanov, W Ukraine (formerly Budzanow, Austria). He emigrated to the USA in 1909, and gained a reputation with the Theater Guild of New York. In 1931 he was involved in the formation of the Group Theater, with which he worked as a teacher, evolving a technique (influenced by Stanislavsky) which became known everywhere as ‘method acting’. He exercised great influence as a director of the Actor's Studio (1949–82), his pupils including Marlon Brando, Anne Bancroft, and Paul Newman.

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