Actress Susan Strasberg, Daughter of Lee Strasberg, Dead at 60

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Original Broadway Anne Frank and daughter of famed Method-master Lee Strasberg, Susan Strasberg died at age 60 on Jan. 20, 1999, from cancer.

Original Broadway Anne Frank and daughter of famed Method-master Lee Strasberg, Susan Strasberg died at age 60 on Jan. 20, 1999, from cancer.

After making her Broadway debut in the title role in The Diary of Anne Frank in 1955, Strasberg also starred in Time Remembered with Richard Burton and Helen Hayes in 1957. Her film credits included "Picnic," with William Holden and Kim Novak in 1954, and "Stage Struck" with Henry Fonda in 1957.

Though known in her own right as an actress, Strasberg's career was always in the shadow of others, including her close friendship with Marilyn Monroe and the reputation of her famous father. Strasberg was the author of two autobiographies: "Bitter Sweet'' and "Marilyn and Me, Sisters, Rivals and Friends.''

Lee Strasberg, who died in 1982, was well-known for his adaptation of Stanislavski's approach to acting called "The Method." Stars and neophytes alike flocked to his Actors Studio in the middle part of the century.

Strasberg was born and raised in Manhattan, though recent years were spent in San Francisco. In 1965, she married actor Chris Jones, only to have it end a year later. According to wire service reports, Ms. Strasberg is survived by a daughter - Jennifer, a brother, a stepmother and two half brothers.

-- By Sean McGrath

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