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Theodore Bikel


Born - 2 May 1924, Vienna, Austria
Died - 21 July 2015

Swarthy, heavy-set Austrian actor and singer with a shock of black hair, a beefier, more menacing version of Topol who did in fact play Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Mainly seen as sweaty, threatening foreigners in the earlier stages of his career, he later achieved a much wider range of roles: The African Queen (1951), Moulin Rouge (1952), Melba (1953), The Colditz Story (1954), Betrayed (1954), The Pride and the Passion (1956), The Enemy Below (1957), an Oscar nomination for The Defiant Ones (1958), The Blue Angel (1959), A Dog of Flanders (1960), My Fair Lady (1964), Sands of the Kalahari (1965), Sweet November (1968), Darker Than Amber (1970), then much stage and TV until Prince Jack (1984), Very Close Quarters (1986), See You in the Morning (1988), Shattered (1991), Crime and Punishment (1993, released 2000), Shadow Comspiracy (1996), Second Chances (1998) and The Little Traitor (2007), his last. He married four times (third wife died).