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Luther Adler, American actor.


Adler, Luther was born on May 4, 1903 in New York City. Son of Jacob P. and Sarah (Lewis) Adler.


Educated Lewis Institute, Chicago. Studied for stage with parents.


; 1 son, Jacob Luther. Married second, Julie Hadley Roche, April 1959. Stage appearance as child actor, Thalia Theatre, Bowery, New York City, 1908.

Stage debut Provincetown Theatre, New York City, 1921. Appeared in numerous plays, including We Americans, 1927, Success Story, 1933, Awake and Sing, 1935, Paradise Lost, 1936, Golden Boy (New York City and London), 1938, Rocket to the Moon, 1939, Beggars are Coming to Town, 1945, A Flag is Born, 1946, Tovarich, 1952, A Month in the Country, 1956, A View From the Bridge (toured as Eddie Carbone), 1957-1959. Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, 1943-1944, also The Play’s the Thing, New York City, part of Shylock in Merchant of Venice, appearance St. James Theatre, London, part of Chebutykin in the Three Sisters, Lenin in The Passion of Josef D., Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, 1965, (tour) 1966-1967.

General Shi Pe’ in Waltz of the Toreadors, 1969. Gregory Soloman in The Price, 1970. Television appearances include Playhouse 90, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, Search, Streets of San Francisco.

Films include House of Strangers, D.O.A., South Sea Sinner, Under My Skin, Kiss Tomorrow Goodby, M. Magic Face, Desert Fox, Hoodlum Empire, Tall Texan, Miami Story, Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, Hot Blood, Crazy Joe. Office: Los Angeles, California *.


Married Sylvia Sidney (divorced 1947).; married second, Julie Hadley Roche, April.

Jacob P. Adler

Sarah (Lewis) Adler

Sylvia Sidney

Julie Hadley Roche