Israeli Chaim Topol, star of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' dies

israeli actor Chaim Topolprotagonist of “Fiddler on the Roof” has died this Thursday, March 9, at the age of 87 in Tel Aviv after several years of illness Alzheimer’s.

President Isaac Herzog called Topol “a giant of Israeli culture,” while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu sent a public message of condolences noting that Topol was a “multifaceted artist with great charisma and energy.” who “proudly represented Israel throughout the world”.

Topol also developed a prolific theater careerwhere he also played the character of Teyve from “Fiddler on the Roof”before and after the film, both in Israel in Hebrew and in the United States in English.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1935Topol began his acting career while completing his military service at the Army Entertainment Company, where he met his wife, Galia, before making the leap to theater, appearing in multiple productions before his first film role, The 1961 drama “I Like Mike.”

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