Leah Adler: A Tribute By The Bearded Trio

Leah Adler, the mother of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg has passed away and our great pals over at The Bearded Trio have paid tribute to this remarkable woman.

Born Leah Posner, she married Arnold Spielberg in 1945, and a year later gave birth to her first child, Steven. While Arnold was a pioneering electrical engineer, Leah, a concert pianist, was the artist of the family, and it was she who encouraged young Steven’s passion for filmmaking. The closeness of their bond was evident in Spielberg’s films, particularly his earlier work, as the mother was often portrayed as a figure of great strength and love.