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Also Known As: Died: December 8, 1984
Born: May 4, 1903 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Younger brother of esteemed drama coach Stella Adler and a founding member of the influential Group Theatre. Adler began his career in the Yiddish theater and became a screen regular after World War II. He was memorable as the villainous object of Dick Powell's vengeful quest in the hair-trigger noir, "Cornered" (1945), and in an unforgettable cameo performance as a crazed Hitler in the screen bio of Rommel, "The Desert Fox" (1951). Adler only made occasional films after the late 1950s but did work on stage and television.

Younger brother of esteemed drama coach Stella Adler and a founding member of the influential Group Theatre. Adler began his career in the Yiddish theater and became a screen regular after World War II. He was memorable as the villainous object of Dick Powell's vengeful quest in the hair-trigger noir, "Cornered" (1945), and in an unforgettable cameo performance as a crazed Hitler in the screen bio of Rommel, "The Desert Fox" (1951). Adler only made occasional films after the late 1950s but did work on stage and television.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Absence Of Malice (1981) Malderone
2.
 Voyage Of The Damned (1976) Professor Weiler
3.
4.
 Man in the Glass Booth, The (1974) Presiding Judge
5.
6.
 Crazy Joe (1973) Falco
7.
 The Brotherhood (1968) Bertolo
8.
 Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Jacob Zion
9.
 The Last Angry Man (1959) Dr. Max Vogel
10.
 Hot Blood (1956) Marco Torino
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Milestones close milestones

1908:
Stage acting debut in "Schmendrick"
1937:
Feature film debut, "Lancer Spy"
1945:
Began acting regularly through the late 1950s in films with his role in the Edward Dmytryk thriler, "Cornered"
1974:
First film in five years, a feature version of Chekhov's play, "The Three Sisters"
1971:
Played Dr. Bernard Altman on the TV drama series, "The Psychiatrist"
1981:
Last film, "Absence of Malice"
1983:
Played by actor Paul Perri in the TV version of actress Frances Farmer's autobiography, "Will There Really Be a Morning?"
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wife:
Sylvia Sidney. Actor. Married August 13, 1938 divorced in 1947; film star of the 1930s in "City Streets" (1931), "Jenny Gerhardt" (1933), "Fury" (1936) and "You Only Live Once" (1937).

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father:
Jacob Adler. Actor. Noted figure in Yiddish theater.
sister:
Stella Adler. Acting coach, actor.
son:
Bruce Adler. Actor. Received Tony nominations for "Those Were the Days" (1991) and "Crazy for You" (1992).

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