Luther Adler

Luther Adler

Luther Adler was born in 1903. His theatre debut began as a 13-year in his father's Yiddish Theatre. His first Broadway play was Humoresque (1923), Monkey Talks (1925), Money Business (1926), We Americans (1926), The Music Makers (1927), Street Scene (1929) and Red Dust (1929).

Adler joined the Group Theatre in New York in 1931. Others involved in the group included Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford, Lee Strasberg Elia Kazan, Stella Adler, John Garfield, Paul Green, Howard Da Silva, Franchot Tone, John Randolph, Joseph Bromberg, Michael Gordon, Luther Adler, Will Geer, Clifford Odets and Lee J. Cobb.

Members of the group tended to hold left-wing political views and wanted to produce plays that dealt with important social issues. Adler appeared in Night Over Taos (1932), Success Story (1933), Alien Corn (1933), Johnny Johnson (1936) and two plays by Clifford Odets: Awake and Sing! (1935) and Golden Boy (1937).

In later years Adler directed Angel Street (1955) and A View from the Bridge (1960) and appeared in Fiddler on the Roof (1965) and Waltz of the Toreadors (1969).

Luther Adler died in 1984.