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Birthday
2, 1924
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Jul 21, 2015 (91)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1924
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Jul 21, 2015 (91)

About

Folksinger and actor who starred as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Max Muller in the 1958 film The Defiant Ones.

Before Fame

He had to flee Palestine with his family as a child. Later, he was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Trivia

He co-founded the Newport Folk Festival in 1959.

Family Life

His second marriage to Rita Weinberg Call produced two children. He married his third wife, conductor Tamara Brooks, in 2008; but she died in 2012. In 2013, he married foreign correspondent Aimee Ginsburg in December 2013.

Associated With

He appeared with Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen.