Luther Adler Overview:

Character actor, Luther Adler, was born Lutha Adler on May 4, 1903 in New York City, NY. Adler appeared in over 60 film and TV roles. His best known films include Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, D.O.A., M, and The Last Angry Man. Adler died at the age of 81 on Dec 8, 1984 in Kutztown, PA and was laid to rest in New Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, NY.

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A distinguished stage actor, Luther Adler, hailed from a famous acting family. His squat build, olive complexion and heavy-jowled features consigned him mainly to roles as oily villains and kings of the underworld. His film appearances were surprisingly few, although he did crop up on TV's Hawaii Five-O in the 1970s with another of his unctuous crime czars. His second marriage was to actress Sylvia Sidney from 1938 to 1946. He played Hitler twice.

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Luther Adler Quotes:

Majak: He's not afraid. You can tell from a man's eyes when he is afraid. Look at his eyes.


Dan Butler: [Realizing that Bork has caught up to him] What took you so long?
Louis Bork: What did it all come to? All this stuff of going to Nice and the tickets you bought to South America and later sold? What did it get you, huh? A month of life? Yes, that's something! And paying me back in francs instead of lire!
Dan Butler: And you came up here just to tell me that?
Louis Bork: No, Danny Boy, I'm here on business, of course, with pleasure as a sideline. Taking care of you will be my pleasure. I always take care of sidelines.


Adolf Hitler: Where's Goering?
Staff Member: He's on his way.
Adolf Hitler: Well, when you are fat you don't move so fast.
[laughter]


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May be the only Jewish actor to have played Adolf Hitler three times - in The Desert Fox, The Magic Face and The Twilight Zone.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 7-9. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

When his older sister Stella Adler went to Hollywood and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio changed her name to Stella Ardler. Luther, whose acting career was primarily on the stage, asked her why M.G.M. hadn't changed her name to Beverly Wilshire.

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