- Adler, Luther, 1903-1984
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1986-003
- Physical description
- 2 linear feet (5 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- Luther Adler papers, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
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The Luther Adler collection contains clippings, contracts, correspondence, photographs, programs, scripts and other material that document Mr. Adler's career on stage, screen and television. It includes information about Mr. Adler's problems with blacklisting, his involvement with The Group Theatre and his family both on and off stage.
Luther Adler, an actor, was born May 4, 1903 in New York City. He began his career at the age of five when he joined his parents, Jacob P. and Sarah Adler, stars of the Yiddish theater, and his brothers and sisters on stage. Mr. Adler performed on Broadway, in stock and on tour. He appeared in over twenty-five films and on television. He was a founding member of the Group Theatre.
Luther Adler died December 8, 1984.
Source of acquisition2 lin. ft.: Gift, Rosenfeld, Lulla Adler, 12/--/86
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498