Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Adlers in:
 • Mount Carmel Cemetery
 • Glendale
 • Queens County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sarah Adler
Birth: May 26, 1858
Odes'ka, Ukraine
Death: Apr. 28, 1953
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actress. She is best remembered for her numerous acting roles on the stage before the advent of movies and television. She was also the mother of a dynasty of actors and actresses, her seven children with Jacob Adler all entered the theater and became noted in their own right. She was noted as the first actress to act naturally on the Yiddish stage. She would make the audience forget that they were watching an actress, and made them believe that they were looking at a real person. This changed the nature of acting and was the harbinger of film acting. In contrast, her husband, famed actor Jacob Adler, spoke onstage in the traditional manner, speaking his lines as if he were playing "Hamlet". Sarah would be the mother of several prominent actors and actresses, including Jay Adler, Luther Adler, Julia, Florence, Frances, Charles and Stella Adler. It was Stella who became America's foremost acting instructor (her best student was Marlon Brando). (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
Family links: 
  Jacob P. Adler (1855 - 1926)*
  Jay Adler (1896 - 1978)*
  Stella Adler (1901 - 1992)*
  Luther Adler (1903 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 1, Block F, Path 12, Lot 356, Grave 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 01, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5564
Sarah Adler
Added by: katzizkidz
Sarah Adler
Added by: Elliot
Sarah Adler
Added by: Elliot
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Janis Coleman
 Added: May. 26, 2017

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 26, 2017

- Cindy
 Added: May. 26, 2017
There are 179 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 69 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service