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." 

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