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Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

TV Series | 30 min | Drama

Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. Performing plays by such authors as Poe and Thurber, cast...See moreProduced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. Performing plays by such authors as Poe and Thurber, cast members included current well-known performers like Julie Harris and Cloris Leachman, as well as up-and-coming talents like Marlon Brando. The series was renamed "The Play's the Thing" midway through its final season. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher See less
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Updated Sep 26, 1948

Release date (First episode)
Sep 26, 1948 (United States)

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Marc Connelly
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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George Keane
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Don Hanmer
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Cloris Leachman
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Jocelyn Brando
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Tom Ewell
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Ann Shepherd
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Kim Hunter
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Julie Harris
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Martin Balsam
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Ruth Matteson
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Edith King
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Robert Pastene
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Jane Hoffman
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Grace Kelly
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Eva Marie Saint
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Jo Van Fleet
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Mary Wickes
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Edith Atwater
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John Randolph
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Lenore Aubert
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Mary McLeod
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Frances Ingalls
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Mary McCarty
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Will Hare
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Lois Wheeler
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Eleanor Lynn
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Frances Reid
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Dorothy Sands
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June Walker
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Edward Binns
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Anne Jackson
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Joseph Joseph   See fewer
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Lee Grant
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7.2 / 10 | 52 votes