Folksinger and professional who starred seeing that Tevye in Fiddler on the top. He was nominated for an Academy Prize for his function as Potential Muller in the 1958 film The Defiant Types. He previously to flee Palestine along with his family members as a kid. Afterwards, he was recognized in to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork. He co-founded the Newport Folk Celebration in 1959. He wedded his third wife, conductor Tamara Brooks, in 2008. He elevated two kids. He made an appearance with Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen.
Full Name Theodore Bikel
Date Of Birth May 2, 1924
Died July 21, 2015, Westwood, California, United States
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
Movies The African Queen, The Defiant Ones, My Fair Lady, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Enemy Below, I Want to Live!, 200 Motels, The Pride and the Passion, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem, A Dog of Flanders, My Side of the Mountain, Shadow Conspiracy, The Final Days, The Colditz Story, See You in the Morning, Above Us the Waves, I Bury the Living, The Little Traitor, Sands of the Kalahari, The Kidnappers, Second Chances, The Angry Hills, Dark Tower, Babylon 5: In the Beginning, Darker than Amber, Sweet November, Shattered, Victory at Entebbe, The Blue Angel, Woman Obsessed, Fräulein, The Divided Heart, The Little Ark, Never Let Me Go, The Vintage, Forbidden Cargo, The Love Lottery, Prince Jack, Crime and Punishment, Benefit of the Doubt, A Day to Remember, The Stingiest Man in Town, Murder on Flight 502, Memories Of Midnight, Killer by Night, Escape From the Iron Curtain, Crisis in the Kremlin, Very Close Quarters, Journey 4 Artists, A Taste of Passover, Who Has Seen the Wind?
TV Shows Testimony of Two Men, Another World, Directions
Star Sign Taurus
Following his death, he was interred at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California, at the Garden of Solomon.
Theodore Bikel screen tested for the title role of the James Bond movie Goldfinger (1964), which went to Gert Fröbe.
Bikel's folk song record album, "Songs of a Russian Gypsy" (1958) became an unexpected hit and remained highly popular through the early 1960s. This became Elektra Records' best selling album at the time.
His parents, Miriam Gizella (Riegler) and Josef Bikel-Hasenfratz, were Jewish immigrants from Bukovina, in Central Europe.
Had performed the role of Tevye ("Fiddler on the Roof") over 2,000 times at various venues.
While making his film debut in The African Queen (1951), he appeared on the London stage in "Love of Four Colonels".
Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the song "Edelweiss" specifically for him to perform on Broadway in "The Sound of Music".
Co-founded the Newport Folk Festival (with Pete Seeger).
Had played submarine officers from three different European navies: as the executive officer of a German World War II U-Boat in the film The Enemy Below (1957); as retired World War I Austro-Hungarian U-Boat Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music (1965); and as the captain of a Soviet submarine during the Cold War in the film The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966).
He made guest appearances on both of the longest running prime time dramas in US television history: Gunsmoke (1955) and Law & Order (1990).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 29, 2005.
Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1958, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "The Rope Dancers", and in 1960, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "The Sound of Music".