Chaim Topol

Chaim Topol

Israeli actor
Chaim Topol, mononymously known as Topol, was an Israeli actor, singer, and illustrator. He is best known for his portrayal of Tevye, the lead role in the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof and the 1971 film adaptation, performing this role more than 3,500 times from 1967 through 2009.Wikipedia
BornSeptember 9, 1935
HometownTel Aviv, Israel
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseGalia Finkelstein
ChildrenAdi Topol
ParentsJacob Topol , Rel Topol


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Fiddler on the Roof star Chaim Topol dies aged 87

The Israeli actor, who was best known for portraying Tevye the Milkman in the stage and screen versions of Fiddler on the Roof passed away in Tel Aviv after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. His death was confirmed by Israel President Isaac Herzog on Twitter on Thursday. The politician called him a "gifted actor who conquered many stages in Israel and overseas, filled the cinema screens with his presence and especially entered deep into our hearts”. Topol, who was known professionally by just his last name, played Teyve in the stage musical numerous times across the globe over five decades.
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1972Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyFiddler on the Roof (film)Winner
1972Academy AwardActorFiddler on the Roof (film)Nominated