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Also Known As: Died: November 23, 1997
Born: March 16, 1909 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Initially aspired to become an opera singer
1929:
Joined the Eva LeGallienne Civic Repertory Company
1931:
Co-founded theatre company the Group Theater with Clifford Odets, Stella Adler, John Garfield and Franchot Tone
1939:
Directorial debut with Broadway production of William Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands"
1941:
Moved to Hollywood
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Joined the falculty of the Yale School of Drama; last two years he was promoted to chairman of the acting and directing departments
1947:
Co-founder of the Actors' Studio in New York with Elia Kazan and Cheryl Crawford
1948:
Resigned from the Actors' Studio due to feud with Kazan
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Founded the Robert Lewis Theater Workshop in New York

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