This role earned him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Israeli actor and singer Chaim Topolbest known for his role as Tevye the milkman in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”, one of the most acclaimed works in the history of cinema. He passed away at the age of 87 in Israel.
Topolknown only by his last name, gained worldwide fame by singing and dancing in his own way “If I were a rich man” and other showbiz hits on stage and screen in the 1971 film version.
Grief over the death of Chaim Topol, the “Fiddler on the Roof”
“My wife and I, and all the citizens of Israel, with deep sorrow say goodbye to our beloved Chaim Topol, beloved by the public and one of Israel’s great artists,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on Twitter.
Topol He was born in Tel Aviv in 1935 and founded a comedy troupe after completing his military service.
His first screen role was in “I like Mike” in 1961, and his role in the Israeli comedy film “Sallah Shabbati” in 1964 it earned him his first Golden Globe.
His portrayal of Tevye earned him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
The President of Israel, isaac herzogdescribed Topol as a “gifted actor who conquered many stages in Israel and abroad, filled movie screens with his presence and, above all, touched our hearts deeply.”
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