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Stella Adler (1901–1992)

Stella Adler was born on February 10, 1901, in New York, the youngest daughter of the Yiddish theater actors, Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler, who founded an acting dynasty. In addition to her parents, Stella's family included her siblings Charles Adler, Jay Adler, Julia and Luther Adler, all of whom appeared on Broadway. Stella made her debut at ... See full bio »

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Shadow of the Thin Man Claire Porter
Love on Toast Linda Craven
Suspense Lady Sannox / Mother
My Girl Tisa Mrs. Faludi


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 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
Lady Sannox / Mother
- The Case of Lady Sannox (1949) ... Lady Sannox
- Black Passage (1949) ... Mother
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Mrs. Faludi
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Claire Porter
 1937 Love on Toast
Linda Craven (as Stella Ardler)
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 1964 Stella Adler and the Actor (TV Movie documentary)
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 2014 The Incision (Short) (thanks)
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 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Stella Adler: Awake and Dream! (1989) ... Self
 1984 All the World's a Stage (TV Mini-Series)
Self - Head of the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting
- The Actors Do Not Understand (1984) ... Self - Head of the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting
 1964 The Les Crane Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.23 (1964) ... Self
 1964 Stella Adler and the Actor (TV Movie documentary)
 1958 The Ben Hecht Show (TV Series)
Self - Actress / Drama Teacher
- Episode #1.44 (1958) ... Self - Actress / Drama Teacher
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 2020 Wait in the Wings (TV Series documentary)
 2019 717
 2015 Listen to Me Marlon (Documentary)
Self (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Sunday Breakfast. Written by Emery Rubio and Miriam Balf. Directed by Stella Adler [final Broadway credit]. Coronet Theatre: 28 May 1952- 8 Jun 1952 (16 performances. Cast: Cloris Leachman (as "Anne Decker"), Anthony Ross, Douglas Watson, Duncan Baldwin, Margaret Feury, Jim Nolan, Jada Rowland. Produced by ANTA (Robert ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lola Ardler | Stella Ardler

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Personal Quote:

Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one. See more »


When 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 MGM had not changed her name to Beverly Wilshire. See more »

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