It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Jeanne Kaplan this past weekend. Jeanne taught Acting Technique and Scene Study at HB from 1986 to 2014 and was a student of Herbert Berghof, Michael Howard, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Julie Bovasso, and others. She began her professional career as Beatrice in Ulu Grosbard’s Sheridan Square Playhouse production of Arthur Miller’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE with Robert Duvall as husband Eddie Carbone and Jon Voight as cousin Rudolfo. On Broadway she did Jack Gelber’s THE CUBAN THING with Raul Julia, Rip Torn and Maria Tucci. A marvelous actress, teacher, and soul — generous, loving, funny, wise and true — she will be greatly missed.
Her memorial will be held on Sunday, September 20th @ 3:00 pm at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W 76th Street, entrance just east of Amsterdam Avenue.