Theodore Bikel died a year ago at 91. A new two-CD set and a tribute honor the enduring influence of the actor, folksinger, Yiddishist, impresario and labor leader.
Theo Bikel, who passed away July 21, was not just an actor and singer, but also a prophet in Israel.
‘Another Hundred Years,’ the first Folksbiene show performed entirely in English, pays tribute to the Jewish influence on Broadway. Madison Margolin took in the show.
Theodore Bikel, actor, activist, Yiddishist, and multi-lingual folksinger, died this week at the age of 91. Masha Leon, who knew him well, recalls almost 40 years of memories.
Actor and showbiz star Theo Bikel who has died at the age of 91, was a fighter all his life. Benjamin Ivry remembers his starring Broadway roles and his struggles for social justice.
“I have to sing!… It is a need bigger than eating” a young, handsome Theodore Bikel declares in a clip from Murray Lerner’s 1967 film of the Newport Festival which was shown at the YIVO’s 13th Annual Heritage Luncheon at the Center for Jewish History honoring 91 year old Bikel.
Theodore Bikel turned 90 last month. The man who played Tevye talked to the Forward about growing up socialist, Bob Dylan and how to not get bored in your nineties.
Theodore Bikel, famed for playing Tevye in ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ has turned 90. He celebrated in style with no less a guest than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
As legendary actor and musician Theodore Bikel nears 90, he sat down with the Forward to talk about his prolific career and why ‘Jewish Republican’ is an oxymoron.
For Jenna Weissman Joselit, an $8 ticket stub from the 1971 rally for Soviet Jewry is key not only to modern Jewish history but her own family story.