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Monty Silver Dies: Longtime Talent Agent Was 83

Longtime talent agent Monty Silver died early this morning of bladder cancer in Springs, East Hampton, NY. He was 83. Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Silver started the Monty Silver Agency in New York in the 1950s and kept working until only a few years ago. During the 1990s, he took on partners Robbie Kass and Donna Massetti to open a Los Angeles office and launch SMS Talent. Silver worked with Jon Voight when he got his Equity card and with Fyvush Finkel when he won an Emmy…
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Photo Coverage: Remembering Fyvush Finkel at the Metropolitan Room

Ian Finkel, the World's Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, concert pianist extraordinaire offered a first-hand account of the incredible career of their father Fyvush Finkel last night in a touching memorial at the Metropolitan Room. Fyvush had been performing in English and Yiddish roles for nine decades before his passing this summer. His last engagement was at Mr. Finn's Cabaret in the Berkshires, and he had invited the cheering audience at the end of the show to come to his 94th birthday celebration on Oct 9th at the Metropolitan Room. The evening instead was celebration of his life on stage with the performances by family and friends performing his songs, stories, and jokes. To quote one of Fyvush's jokes, if he were present he would have opened the evening by saying, I'm celebrating my 94th birthday today after the applause died down he would then look around and continue.but
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Fyvush Finkel, ‘Boston Public’ and ‘Picket Fences’ Actor, Dies at 93

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Fyvush Finkel, ‘Boston Public’ and ‘Picket Fences’ Actor, Dies at 93
TV actor and Yiddish theater favorite Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93. The “Boston Public” and “Picket Fences” star’s passing was confirmed to the New York Times by his son, Ian, who told the paper that his father had been having heart problems for many months. Finkel won the Best Supporting Actor Emmy in 1994 for his “Fences” role of defense lawyer Douglas Wambaugh. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2016 (Photos) The lifelong thespian resided in Manhattan, where he died. In 1997, the 75-year-old had a star added to the Yiddish Theater Walk of Fame, which is located on the sidewalk outside the former site of.
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Fyvush Finkel, 'Picket Fences' Actor, Dead at 93

Fyvush Finkel, 'Picket Fences' Actor, Dead at 93
Fyvush Finkel, a longtime bastion of Yiddish theatre and actor who appeared on the stage of vaudeville, Broadway, television and film, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. He was 93.

Finkel's son Ian confirmed the actor's death to the New York Times, adding that Finkel had suffered from heart problems in recent years.

The Brooklyn born-Finkel started his career when he was just nine years old, performing vaudeville to Yiddish crowds along the "Borscht Belt." In 1965, Finkel made his Broadway debut in the original 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof, at
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Newswire: R.I.P. Fyvush Finkel, longtime character actor

As confirmed by The New York Times, beloved character Fyvush Finkel has died. The confirmation came from Finkel’s son, who explained that he had been having heart problems “for many months.” Finkel was 93.

Born Philip Finkel in 1922, he began acting at a young age in Manhattan’s Yiddish Theater District and took the stage name “Fyvush.” He tried to get a more traditional job as a teenager, but quickly returned to Yiddish theater and stuck with it well into the ‘60s. As The New York Times explains, though, he had no choice but to break into Broadway as the audience for Yiddish-language shows began to shrink. He ended up playing a number of different roles in Fiddler On The Roof right up until the original production closed in 1972 and returned to the show for a revival in the ‘80s.

Finkel also started appearing in some film ...
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Fyvush Finkel, ‘Picket Fences’ and ‘Boston Public’ Actor, Dies at 93

Fyvush Finkel, ‘Picket Fences’ and ‘Boston Public’ Actor, Dies at 93
Fyvush Finkel, an Emmy Award-winning actor who is best known to contemporary audiences for his roles on “Picket Fences” and “Boston Public” but who spent most of his early career on Gotham’s Lower East Side performing in the Yiddish theater, died Sunday in his Manhattan home. He was 93.

His son, Ian, confirmed the news to the New York Times, and said Finkel had been suffering from heart problems.

While Finkel was popular in his niche stage community, he broke out into the mainstream in 1964 with the national production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” in which he played Mordcha the innkeeper; in 1981 he took on the role of Tevye the milkman in a national touring production. Soon thereafter he landed a part in “Little Shop of Horrors” Off Broadway and won an Obie Award for his work in the New York Shakespeare Festival revival of “Cafe Crown.”

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Fyvush Finkel, Star of Yiddish Theater and 'Picket Fences,' Dies at 93

Fyvush Finkel, Star of Yiddish Theater and 'Picket Fences,' Dies at 93
Fyvush Finkel, whose 80-year career included starring in numerous Yiddish theater productions in addition to the touring production of Fiddler on the Roof and the 1990s TV series Picket Fences, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. He was 93. His son, Ian, confirmed the death to The New York Times, noting that Finkel had been dealing with heart problems for several months. Born Philip Finkel on Oct. 9, 1922, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, he was the son of a Polish tailor and a Russian homemaker who had immigrated earlier. Finkel began his career on the Yiddish stage at age 9

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Picket Fences' Fyvush Finkel Dead at 93

Picket Fences' Fyvush Finkel Dead at 93
Fyvush Finkel, best known to audiences for his role as Douglas Wambaugh on the David E. Kelley drama Picket Fences, passed away on Sunday at 93. A cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

The stage and screen star won an Emmy for his work as Picket Fences‘ small-town lawyer, whom he played from 1992-96. He later re-teamed with Kelley on Boston Public in the role of history teacher Harvey Lipschultz.

Finkel began his career more than 80 years ago doing local theater in New York City. His first big break came at 43 when he joined the Fiddler On the Roof touring company.
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Deli Man – The Review

Deli Man is not a movie about food. On the surface, it appears to be a documentary about deli food and it’s history, but in truth is much more focused on a passion. This film chronicles the passion of a handful of men passionate about a rapidly dying breed of cultural establishments and their determination to stick it out. This is great because, honestly, we really don’t need more food documentaries. We have plenty.

Much of this lively, often humorous documentary focuses on one man, David “Ziggy” Gruber, a curious kid with an old spirit turned classically trained chef turned deli owner and operator. Directed Erik Greenberg Anjou rightfully spends a lot of time with Ziggy, as he wears his passion on his sleeve and truly knows what he’s doing. Anjou chronicles Ziggy’s formative childhood years, his inspiration and journey to becoming the heart of one
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Deli Man Movie Review

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Deli Man Movie Review
Deli Man Cohen Media Group Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou Cast: Fyvush Finkel, Jerry Stiller, Larry King, Ziggy Gruber Screened at: Cohen Media Group, NYC, 2/11/15 Opens: March 6, 2015 I’m taking this group tour in Ireland some two decades ago, and I introduce myself to fellow tourists, who are all Irish-Americans. Says one: “You’re a dentist, or maybe a teacher. Right?” I felt like saying, “Does it show? It’s that obvious?” But before I could finish my thoughts, this guy, Donovan I think, adds, “Hey, did you check out the deli on the corner?” I could asked [ Read More ]

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Photo Coverage: Beth Leavel, Stew & More Preview 54 Below Shows

54 Below's upcoming acts, including Emmy Award-winner Fyvush Finkel TV's 'Picket Fences,' 'Boston Public' the film A Serious Man on stage, Little Shop of Horrors, Cafe Crown Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf , 42nd Street,Show Boat, Crazy for You, and Tony Award-winning singersongwriter Stew Passing Strange, recently gathered at the venue for a press performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the speical preview below
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Photo Coverage: Folksbeine National Yiddish Theatre Honors Theodore Bikel

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene just presented a remarkable concert event celebrating the folk legend and actor Theodore Bikel in anticipation of his 90th birthday in May 2014. 'Miracle of Miracles A Chanukah Extravaganza' filled the stage at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, last night, December 2 with one rare musical treat after another. Featured in the all-star cast were the beloved Emmy-winning actor Fyvush Finkel, klezmer giant Frank London, the Russian concert phenomenon Psoy Korolenko and the Broadway actors Joanne Borts 'Once' and Elmore James, among many others. Check out photos from the special event below
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Fyvush Finkel, Beloved Character Actor, Looks Back on a Career That Defied the Odds (Video)

Fyvush Finkel, Beloved Character Actor, Looks Back on a Career That Defied the Odds (Video)
New York -- Last weekend, while in town for the New York Film Festival, I met up for a long lunch and interview with Fyvush Finkel, one of this city's most colorful showbiz characters and, at the age of 90, a living legend in his own right. Finkel, a charming raconteur who will turn 91 on Wednesday -- and remains as sharp as a tack (see the video of our chat at the bottom of this page) -- has been in show business since the age of nine. The child of Polish and Russian immigrants who spoke Yiddish at home, he made his

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Harry's Law Review: And In This Corner...

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After taking last week off, we were treated to "The Rematch" of Harry Korn vs. Roseanna Remmick here, as Harry again defended Puck, the former assistant District Attorney.

Did anyone else feel like we dropped into Puck’s case already in progress? It reminded me of the opening of the last episode where Harry and Tommy walked in hung over, talking about an event we didn't see.

I understand openings like this are supposed to give us the feeling that time is passing and that things happen when we are not around; however, doing it for every episode gives me a different feeling: that I’ve missed something. I find myself verifying episode numbers to make sure this isn't true.

I enjoyed watching Fyvush Finkel and Katherine Helmond as Abe and Gloria Gold. Helmond looks good for 83 and Finkel still has some strong chops for being nearly 90. Having grown up
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The 50 Oldest Living Oscar Nominees

Happy birthday to Best Actress winner Joan Fontaine (Suspicion, 1941), also known as the second Mrs. DeWinter. She turns 93 years young today. What on earth was she thinking about when she won the Oscar. This photo to your left fascinates me on account of "who knows?" It seems so much more candid than many Oscar night photos.

I keep the following "still with us!" list, not from any morbid curiousity but from a genuine happiness that some legendary screen stars are still walking the earth even though most of them aren't walking the screens these days. This year has been rough with the losses so maybe I'm going to stop keep this list. My heart was in the right place! We want the following to know that their past accomplishments are acknowledged by new generations.

The Oldest Living Oscar Nominees

All of them were born before the movies even had sound!
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A Serious Man - Blu-ray Review

I.m a pretty serious goy. When the Coen Brothers latest offering arrived at the office it was delivered by a Korean kid and was accompanied by a white envelope stuffed with one hundred dollar bills. So I knew I was going to like it. In the old country (and entirely in Yiddish), Velvel (Allen Lewis Rickman) has had some trouble on the road during a snowstorm. He arrives home late to his wife (Yelena Shmulenson) to tell of his troubles, but says that he got help from a friend of hers, Reb Groshkover (Fyvush Finkel). She says that can.t be because Reb died three years ago and that what Velvel encountered on the road was a dybbuk.
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Blu-Ray Review: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Direct Excellent ‘A Serious Man’

Chicago – One of the byproducts of expanding the Best Picture nominees has been that half of the most notable films of the year in the eyes of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are now available on Blu-ray and DVD including “District 9,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Up,” “Inglourious Basterds,” and now “A Serious Man”.

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

The Coens third Best Picture nominee (also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and stupidly snubbed in Best Cinematography considering the beauty of Roger Deakins’ work) is also their most biographical, a period piece about the tough predicament of keeping the faith when hardships befall us for no appraent reason. Is it some higher plan? We are asked to live good, moral lives but sometimes it feels like it gets us nowhere.

A Serious Man was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 9th, 2010.

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A Serious Man” is about a math teacher,
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.A Serious Man. - Ambivalent Memoir About Biblical Adversity

By Susan Granger - This 14th feature film from Joel and Ethan Coen is bewildering. Perhaps it.s best described as a philosophical meditation about their insular Midwestern upbringing - with a historical prologue involving a Yiddish-speaking husband and wife in a Polish shtetl visited by someone (Fyvush Finkel) who may or may not be a Dybbuk (a dead person usually associated with evil).

Flash forward to 1967 in suburban Minneapolis, where the story revolves around a righteous, Jewish physics professor, Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), who is up for tenure at the college where he teaches. His Jefferson Airplane-obsessed, stoner son (Aaron Wolff) is about to be Bar Mitzvah and his unstable, misanthropic brother (Richard Kind) has moved into his home, monopolizing the bathroom, which infuriates his teenage daughter (Jessica McManus) who is continually trying to wash her hair. And he fears the deer-hunting, anti-Semitic neighbors are encroaching over his property line.
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'A Serious Man' - New images from the Coen Bros. film.

Focus Features has released new images from "A Serious Man," starring Simon Helberg, Richard Kind, Adam Arkin, George Wyner, Katherine Borowitz, Fyvush Finkel, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Park. Ethan and Joel Coen write, produce and direct the film which sees theatres on October 2nd. "A Serious Man" is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him.
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'A Serious Man' - 13 clips and the trailer as well as interview clips from the Ethan and Joel Coen film.

We have the trailer, interview clips and film clips from Ethan and Joel Coen's "A Serious Man," starring Simon Helberg, Richard Kind, Adam Arkin, George Wyner, Katherine Borowitz, Fyvush Finkel, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Park. The film opens on October 2nd via Focus Features. "A Serious Man" is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more
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