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Sanford Meisner

Born: Aug 31, 1905

Death: Feb 2, 1997

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Sanford Meisner

Date of Birth : Aug 31, 1905
Date of Death : Feb 2, 1997
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Sanford Meisner, also known as Sandy, was an American actor and acting teacher who developed an approach to acting instruction that is now known as the Meisner technique. While Meisner was exposed to method acting at the Group Theatre, his approach differed markedly in that he, like Konstantin Stanislavski, completely abandoned the use of affective memory, a distinct characteristic of method acting. Meisner maintained an emphasis on "the reality of doing," which was the foundation of his approach.


  • Actor
  • Teacher

Also known as

  • Sandy Meisner


  • Hermann Meisner
  • Bertha Knoepfler


  • Peggy Meredith
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