Shirley MacLaine

Gerald 'Jerry' Levin, founder of Stadium School who inspired theater and drama students, dies

Gerald 'Jerry' Levin, founder of Stadium School who inspired theater and drama students, dies

Gerald “Jerry” Levin, an educator who founded and later served as director of the Stadium School, died July 6 from leukemia at Glichrist Center Towson. The Mount Washington resident was 82.

“Jerry was very important to me,” said Michael Tucker, a film and television actor whose credits include a role in Barry Levinson’s “Diner,” and who was mentored by Mr. Levin during his student days at City College.

“Jerry was always just irrepressible Jerry. He was an intellectual, bohemian and an artist. He was everything I wanted to be,” said Mr. Tucker in an interview from his home in Easton, Conn. “Jerry was a man about town, a Beat Generation guy and was part of the folk singing...

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