Chaim Topol, 1935-

Born in Tel Aviv, Topol was an actor, singer and comedian best known for playing Tevye on the stage and screen in “Fiddler on the Roof.” He received Oscar and Tony nominations and won two Golden Globes: best actor for 1971’s “Fiddler” and most promising newcomer for 1964’s “Sallah Shabati.” He last performed on screen in 1998. He co-founded the Haifa Theatre, Variety Israel and Jordan River Village.

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