ROBERT LEWIS Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Robert Lewis                                                                 
Born: 16 March 1909 Brooklyn New York, United States                               
Died: 23 November 1997 New York City, New York, United States                       
Robert Lewis (March 16, 1909 - November 23, 1997) was an American actor,           
director, drama teacher, author and founder of the influential Actors Studio in     
New York in 1947.                                                                   
In addition to his accomplishments on Broadway and in Hollywood, Lewis' greatest   
and longest lasting contribution to American theater may be the role he played     
as one of the foremost acting and directing teachers of his day. He was an early   
proponent of the Stanislavski System of acting technique and a founding member     
of New York's revolutionary Group Theatre in the 1930s. In the 1970s, he was the   
Head of the Yale School of Drama Acting and Directing Departments.