Alice Spivak

Alice Spivak

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: August 11, 1935
Date of Passing: November 09, 2020
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Alice Spivak was an American actress, dialogue coach, and acting teacher.

She made her movie debut in 1964’s Lilith (with Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg), and went on to work in many other notable films, including The Muppets Take Manhattan, Garbo Talks (with Anne Bancroft), the Woody Allen films Stardust Memories and Another Woman, See No Evil, Hear No Evil (with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder), If Lucy Fell (with Sarah Jessica Parker), and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (with Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Alice Spivak was an American actress, dialogue coach, and acting teacher.

She made her movie debut in 1964’s Lilith (with Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg), and went on to work in many other notable films, including The Muppets Take Manhattan, Garbo Talks (with Anne Bancroft), the Woody Allen films Stardust Memories and Another Woman, See No Evil, Hear No Evil (with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder), If Lucy Fell (with Sarah Jessica Parker), and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (with Philip Seymour Hoffman).

On television, Spivak recurred as a bailiff in the 2001-02 A&E series 100 Centre Street, and appeared on The Equalizer, Law & Order, Sex and the City, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Americans and Love Life.

For 15 years, Spivak taught at the prestigious HB Studio (formed by renowned acting teachers Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen). In 2012, she founded the OnTheRoad Repertory Company in her native New York City. As the artistic director of the company, Spivak directed productions, guided development of new theatrical works, and performed.

Spivak co-authored the 2007 book How to Rehearse When There Is No Rehearsal: Acting & the Media.

Spivak died November 9, 2020. She was 85.

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