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Fyvush Finkel, ‘Boston Public’ and ‘Picket Fences’ Actor, Dies at 93

15 August 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

15 August 2016 6:09 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

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

14 August 2016 6:52 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

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.

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Fyvush Finkel, ‘Picket Fences’ and ‘Boston Public’ Actor, Dies at 93

14 August 2016 6:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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, ‘Picket Fences’ and ‘Boston Public’ Actor, Dies at 93

14 August 2016 6:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

14 August 2016 5:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

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

14 August 2016 5:28 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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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