Theodor Bikel

Austrian-born American singer & actor
1924-2015

Born in Vienna, Austria and immigrated to Palestine with his parents at age 13. Studied at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in London (1946-1948), and immigrated to the United States in the 1950's. As a singer and as an actor, Bikel performed in many Broadway Theater productions, as well as in television shows and in movies. As a folk singer he sang songs that spanned over 20 languages, and he accompanied himself on a wide variety of instruments. Bikel recorded many albums, and performed all over the world.  

For a special memorial article about Bikel, written by JMRC director Prof. Edwin Seroussi, Click Here

For full biography in Milken Archive - Click Here

Theodore Bikel, "Shabes Shabes"

 

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