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Robert Lewis
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Born (1909-03-16)March 16, 1909
Died November 23, 1997(1997-11-23) (aged 88)
Cause of death Heart failure
Occupation
  • actor
  • director
  • author
  • drama/acting teacher
  • studio co-founder
Years active 1931–1997

Robert Lewis (March 16, 1909 – November 23, 1997) was an American actor, director, teacher and author. He was the founder of the influential Actors Studio in New York in 1947.

Directed plays

  • My Hearts in the Highlands (1939) by William Saroyan;
  • Brigadoon (1947) by Alan Jay Lerner;
  • Regina (1949);
  • The Happy Time (1950);
  • An Enemy of the People (1950);
  • The Grass Harp (1952);
  • The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953), winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Director;
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1954) from Agatha Christie;
  • Mister Johnson (1956);
  • Jamaica (1957);
  • The Hidden River (1957);
  • Handful of Fire (1958);
  • Chéri (1959);
  • Kwamina (1961);
  • Foxy (1964);
  • Traveller Without Luggage (1964);
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965); and
  • Harold and Maude (1980).

Written works

  • Method — Or Madness?, 1958, Samuel French
  • Advice To The Players, 1980, Stein and Day
  • Slings And Arrows: Theater In My Life, 1984, Harper & Row
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