There are some actors who are known for a variety of roles. Then there are others who become iconic for a single part.
The actor Topol (also known as Chaim Topol) died yesterday. Born in Tel Aviv in 1935, he is best known for playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. Since 1966, he played the role over 3000 times and is best remembered for the 1971 film adaptation.
Though he was only in his 30s when the played Tevye in film and was aged up via makeup and costume, he was perfectly cast in the role.
He was a proud Jew, a proud Israeli, and an icon for the ages.
May his memory be a blessing. Z”l.
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