10 stories from Frank Langella about his famous friends
In his new memoir Dropped Names, Frank Langella recalls meetings and friendships with bold-face names.
4. Stella Adler
Langella became acquainted with the legendary acting teacher, and one night Adler came to see him in a show that Langella said was bad, including his performance. Langella said when Adler came to see him afterwards, she made no comment about the performance, but simply gave him a music box. "Keep this near you," Adler said. "Wind it up and let it soothe."