Fiddler on the roof Chime Topol, the male lead actor, known by his professional surname only. Died Thursday, March 9, in Tel Aviv. He was 87. The Israeli actor battled Alzheimer’s disease.
For many generations of movie fans and theatergoers. He will always be remembered as Tevye, the highly charming but repressed milkman in the classic film. Fiddler on the roof in which he performs the song “If I were a millionaire”
He also appeared as a Greek smuggler in the James Bond movies. only for your eyes and in sci-fi movies Flash Gordon On television, he starred in the ABC miniseries in 1983. winds of war and war and memory (1988). He starred in another ABC drama. Queenie (1987), a 1973 NBC television movie. The Ascension of David Leph and an ABC TV movie in 1979. House on Garibaldi Street
Israel’s president, Isaac Herzog, said Topol “filled the screens with his presence. and above all deeply embedded in our hearts.”
During his long career, Topol won two Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Tony Award.
He began performing in the 1950s as part of a theater troupe in the Israeli Army. His acting role in the 1964 Israeli film Sallah Shabati It earned him a Golden Globe Award and earned him an Academy Award nomination.
In 1966, he made his English-language film debut opposite Kirk. Douglas and John Wayne cast a giant shadow.
Then, in 1967, he began his association with Fiddler On The Roof, Starring in over 2,000 plays in London’s West End Before landing the leading role in the 1971 film version, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Actor for Topol.
when fiddle player Revived on Broadway in 1990, he was nominated for a Tony Award. In the following years, Topol continued to perform as Tevye on stages in Europe, Japan and Australia.
He is survived by his 67-year-old wife Galia, three children and grandchildren.