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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:

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]


Dancaire: [about José and Carmen getting married] You will be a fine pair, you two. Payo and Gypsy, the tame and the untamed, the dog and wolf. Dog and wolf weren't created to live together. It won't work, Navarrés. You'll see.


Dancaire: [to José] You don't like us, do you? We fill you with disgust. We're the symbol of your degradation.


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Luther Adler Facts
One of six children of Jacob P. Adler

Brother of Jay Adler and Stella Adler.

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

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