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Tevye (Character)
from Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Fiddler on the Roof -- Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka. Tevye the milkman, played by Israeli actor Topol, is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the romantic entanglements of his five daughters, and the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews., Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, he does not answer but he is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when his oldest daughter Tzeitel falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil after he has already arranged a marriage between her and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. When Tevye and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions he must find a way to change his tune and his entire life.
Fiddler on the Roof -- Trailer for Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler on the Roof -- Clip: Sign of Life
Fiddler on the Roof -- Clip: Emulating Yentil
Fiddler on the Roof -- Clip: If I Were A Rich Man

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Alternate Names:
Fiddler on Roof / Fiddler on the Roof / Teve / Tevya / Tevya 'Tevye'


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  1. What Doesn't Kill You (2011) Played by Kellen Wenrich (as Fiddler on the Roof)
  2. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011) Played by Peter Riegert

  3. Jewz N the Hood (2005) Played by Anthony Leeds
  4. West Bank Story (2005) Played by Hershel Remer (as Fiddler on Roof)

  5. "Teve-molochnik" (1985) TV series Played by Mikhail Ulyanov (as Teve)

  6. The Special London Bridge Special (1972) (TV) Played by Lorne Greene (as Fiddler on the Roof)
  7. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Played by Haim Topol

  8. Tevye and His Seven Daughters (1968) Played by Shmuel Rodensky
    ... aka "Tuvia Vesheva Benotav" - Israel (original title)
  9. Tevye and His Seven Daughters (1962) (TV) Played by Alfred Balthoff (as Tevya)
    ... aka "Tevya und seine Töchter" - West Germany (original title)

  10. Tevya (1939) Played by Maurice Schwartz (as Tevya 'Tevye')
Archive Footage:
  1. "5 Second Movies"
        - Fiddler on the Roof (2008) TV episode, Played by Haim Topol
  2. "Broadway: The American Musical"
        - Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004) TV episode, Played by Zero Mostel

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From Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Tevye: Then there are the others in our village. They make a much bigger circle. We don't bother them, and so far, they don't bother us. And among ourselves, we always get along perfectly well.
[pointing to Itchak and Avram]
Tevye: Of course, there was the time when he sold him a horse and told him it was only six years old, when it was really 12. But now, it's all over, and we live in simple peace and harmony.
[In Avram's ear]
Tevye: It was twelve years old.
[Avram nods]
Itchak: It was six!
Avram: Tevye knows!
[they begin arguing]
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