Barbara Adler is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based musician, poet, and storyteller. She has won the Canadian Team Slam, was a founding member of the Vancouver Youth Slam, and has won the CBC Poetry Face Off. She co-founded the folk band The Fugitives with Brendan McLeod, C.R. Stellingwerf, and Lisa Rossato.
She has been performing poetry since 2001, when she competed in the CBC Poetry Jam. Since then, she has released several albums of poetry, including The Poets' Verse, which reached #1 on the Canadian poetry chart. Her latest album is called The Witch.
Adler describes herself as a "storyteller[who] combines music with words to create a narrative that lasts the length of a poem or song." She says her work is influenced by musicians such as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens.
In addition to writing songs and poems, Adler also plays the guitar. She has been playing since she was 14 years old and cites Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck as influences.
Barbie Feldman Adler was Barbara Feldman's birth name. She used her married name, Feldman, from 1986 to 1990. After getting divorced from Bill Adler, she went by the name of Barbie Adler.
Barbie Feldman was born on January 4th, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. She is an actress and producer who has appeared in such films as Pulp Fiction, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and Daddy Day Camp. Her television work includes Seinfeld, Friends, and How I Met Your Mother.
She is the daughter of Sylvia (née Weinstein) and Harry Feldman. Her father was a dentist who owned his own practice in Brooklyn, while her mother worked as an art director for advertising agencies. She has one sister named Lauren.
As a child, Barbie loved dancing and appearing in musicals. At the age of 14, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Her first role was in the 1984 film Teen Wolf, which starred Michael J. Fox. She then went on to appear in several other films including Modern Girls, Re-Animator, and Beverly Hills Ninja.
Stella Adler was an American actress and acting coach who lived from February 10, 1901 until December 21, 1992. In 1949, she established the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. Later in life, she taught part-time in Los Angeles with the help of her protegee, actress Joanne Linville, who is now teaching Adler's approach.
Stella Adler started out her career at a very young age. She appeared in more than 30 films between 1934 and 1951. But it wasn't until 1949 that she decided to go back to school to learn more about acting. That's when she founded her own studio called the Stella Adler Academy of Acting.
The academy quickly gained recognition for its unique method which focuses on improvisational comedy and mimicking human behavior. It has helped many actors get work in both mainstream and independent productions.
After retiring from teaching, Stella Adler continued to act in several movies up until her death at the age of 93.
Stella Adler lived in Manhattan Beach, California.
According to Stella herself, she acted in more than 30 films before she turned 20 years old. After spending some time working in Hollywood, she returned to New York where she established her own acting school. In this way, she inspired other young actors to follow their dreams too.
Adler died in Los Angeles at the age of 93.
Stella Adler (born February 10, 1901 in New York, New York, United States—died December 21, 1992 in Los Angeles, California), American actress, instructor, and founder of the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in New York City (1949), where she educated actors in "the method" methodology of acting (see Stanislavsky method).
She was a popular actress in the 1930s and 1940s, appearing in more than 30 films. Her best-known role is that of Vi in The King's Speech (2010).
After graduating from Vassar College, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. There she studied with Lee Strasberg and later established her own school, which attracted many prominent actors from all over the world.
In addition to her work at her acting school, Stella also taught at New York University and Columbia University. She continued to teach until a few months before her death at the age of 91.
Her son, Andy, is also an actor. He has appeared in several television shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Boardwalk Empire.
Andy Adler wrote a book about his mother called Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: A Life Of Stella Adler.
She has been cited as an influence on such actors as Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, and Harvey Weinstein.