Friday, April 14, 2006

Broadway’s Most Promising Actor - IIPM NEWS

Prodded by his father to find his own direction, nineteen year old Brando left Illinois for New York, going on to study at the American Theatre Wing Professional School, Actors’ Studio and the New School Dramatic Workshop, meeting Stella Adler at last, who initiated him into the ‘method’ (Stanislavski System) style of acting.

In 1944, Bud Brando blazed into Broadway wooing critics and becoming the “Broadway’s Most Promising Actor”, with his portrayal of an anguished, paraplegic veteran in Truckline Café, in the commercial failure ‘I Remember Mama’. The glory of stardom evaded him, though, until his 1947 role as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, which was later made into a movie that won many accolades, including a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor….

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