Veteran acting teacher and actress Alice Spivak (See No Evil, Hear No Evil) died on November 9 at the age of 85, as her family most recently announced, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She made appearances in shows such as The Americans and Law & Order.
A teacher for more than 60 years, Spivak worked with renowned directors such as Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon), Woody Allen (Annie Hall), and Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said). She taught at Herbert Berghof (Red Planet Mars) and Uta Hagen’s (The Boys from Brazil) HB Studio for 15 years and eventually launched the OnTheRoad Repertory Company, where she served as artistic director and performed, as The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Spivak’s onscreen debut began in 1964 with the film Lilith, and continued in the 1980s with Times Square, Garbo Talks, and Another Woman. She was also featured in television, playing a recurring bailiff in the A&E series 100 Centre Street, the NBC series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the FX series The Americans.
In reaction to her death, the OnTheRoad company said in a statement, “While she loved film and tolerated television, and contributed so much to each, the theater was always her greatest passion,” via The Hollywood Reporter. Spivak is survived by two sons.