Theodore Bikel
Date of Birth
May 02, 1924
Birth Place:
Vienna, Austria

Biography

Though he has logged many impressive credits as an actor, Vienna-born Theodore Bikel prefers to think of himself -- and bill himself -- as a folksinger. Emigrating to Palestine in the 1930s, Bikel supported himself with his music, and also acted with Tel Aviv's Habimah Theatre in Sholem Alecheim's Tevye the Milkman. A quick study in several languages, Bikel honed his acting skills with Britain's...