Actors Studio


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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From Wikipedia:

Actors Studio was an American TV show which aired for 65 episodes, from September 26, 1948 to October 26 on the fledgling ABC Television Network; then from November 1, 1949 to January 31, 1950 on CBS.[1]

The series showcased short pieces of adapted, classic and original drama, performed and produced live each week. Among some of the known authors were William Saroyan, James Thurber, Ring Lardner, Edgar Allan Poe, Irwin Shaw and Budd Schulberg. Featured actors included Julie Harris, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Martin Balsam, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn.

The series received a Peabody Award for pioneering in the field of televised drama.

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Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on directing Jessica Tandy in "Portrait of a Madonna" for Actors Studio
03:12

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on the Actors Studio anthology series
03:20

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on director Yul Brynner directing him on Actors Studio
01:36

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on Actors Studio, and on acting on live television
05:43

David Pressman

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David Pressman on acting in the early NBC series Actors Studio
04:31
David Pressman on acting and staging for live television
06:26
David Pressman on the people involved in creating the series Actors Studio and its relationship with the real Actors Studio
04:35
David Pressman on casting and directing Actors Studio
04:12
David Pressman on the change of Actors Studio to The Play's the Thing on CBS and comparing the rules for directors on ABC vs. NBC vs. CBS
03:39

Frances Reid

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Frances Reid on appearing in various live productions of the '50s, including Actors Studio and Berkeley Square
03:24

David Shaw

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David Shaw on writing for the series Actors Studio
05:44

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