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Lisle Astor Wilson, Jr.

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I've known about Lisle's death for several months now but still have not been able to wrap my mind around the reality that he is gone. I can picture his face so clearly, hear his voice, see his wonderful smile - A man with so much life and love in him can't be gone. Lisle was first my director at AADA/West. After graduation, he became my acting teacher but most of all, Lisle was my dear friend. Lisle always conducted

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Posted by: Margaret Case - Good friend/former student   Nov 12, 2010

Lisle was an all around amazing man. He was my vocal coach, mentor, and friend at the ARB. Lisle took time with the students he tought making sure that they were highly prepaired for the entertainment industy. The things that i leaned from him I still use to this day. A man who helped many careers will be deeply missed and remembered by many, and for many years to come.
Many blessings to his entire family and know that theirs alot of Angels in heaven who are speaking correctly now due to his arrival.

Posted by: Chase Daniels - CA - friend/student   Nov 06, 2010

Mr. Wilson was my teacher at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena in 1982-84. I had tremendous respect for him and am honored to have studied under him. My thoughts are with his family.

Posted by: Jeanne Elich Koontz - Henderson, NV - Student   Oct 18, 2010

Lisle was my vocal and speech coach at the Academy of Radio Broadcasting in 1994-95. He had a wonderfully sunny attitude and was a truly great instructor. There remain a host of words that I have never mispronounced since - all thanks to him. He will me missed.

Posted by: Justin Levine - Playa Del Rey, CA - former student   Aug 26, 2010

Lisle was my older brother. We all looked up to him.
I remember he use to make films with our cousins Karl and Richie. At that time he was more interested in making films than acting. But, I think the acting bug soon bit him. He started and never looked back.

I remember Shakespere in the Park and watching him there. And all the auditions he went on while working at the public library.

I will miss him, I will see him again

Harry Wilson

Posted by: Harry Wilson - Washington, NJ - Brogher   Jul 30, 2010

I remember back in 1964, Lisle would come in late at night following classes at AADA. I'd be the only one of his four brothers still awake. When he saw that I was awake, he gave me a dime to help him with his lines for a play he was in at the school.

I remember being annoyed, when he kept repeating a line from the play "Our Town" over and over again. He'd say "How's my girl? How's my birhday

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Posted by: Mark Wilson - East Patchogue, NY - Brother   Jul 11, 2010

We worked in NY with at East River Players with Mical Whitaker, and I had the opportunity to teach an acting class at AADA West in CA. He shall be mised by many.

Posted by: David Downing - LA, CA - friend   May 26, 2010