Theodore Bikel Turns 90, Parties With Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the Forward

Theodore Bikel Turns 90, Parties With Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Moment Magazine’s Nadine Epstein, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Theodore Bikel // Credit: Lloyd Wolf

Theodore Bikel, who played Tevye and Captain Von Trapp on Broadway before they got all too cool for school in Hollywood, celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday.

Over 250 guests attended the party hosted by Moment Magazine at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. Our favorite Notorious Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg also made an appearance. (Check out her outstanding blue caftan, above).

According to the Washington Post, Bikel looked pretty “spry for a nonagenarian,” and proceeded to entertain the crowd with renditions of “Edelweiss,” from “The Sound of Music” and “If I Were A Rich Man,” from “Fiddler on the Roof.”

I’ll just be over here practicing my karaoke face — for next year, you know.


Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

Theodore Bikel Turns 90, Parties With Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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