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Theodore Bikel, Esteemed Star Of Stage, TV And Film, Dead At Age 91

23 July 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Theodore Bikel, who played Captain Von Trapp in the original 1959 stage production of The Sound of Music,  has died from natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 91 years old. Bikel was Austrian by birth but his father moved the family to Palestine (later Israel) in the wake of the Nazi anschuluss. Bikel always had an interest in the arts and took up acting and folk singing. He emigrated to London in 1946 where he made a name in  stage productions. He later went to Hollywood and made his big screen debut in 1954. He found immediate success and over the years appeared in such films as The African Queen, I Want to Live!, My Fair Lady and The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!. He received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones. Bikel also appeared in many classic TV series, »

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Progressive social activist, 'The Sound of Music' Broadway Star, and Oscar-Nominated Actor Bikel Dead at 91

22 July 2015 7:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Theodore Bikel. Theodore Bikel dead at 91: Oscar-nominated actor and folk singer best known for stage musicals 'The Sound of Music,' 'Fiddler on the Roof' Folk singer, social and union activist, and stage, film, and television actor Theodore Bikel, best remembered for starring in the Broadway musical The Sound of Music and, throughout the U.S., in Fiddler on the Roof, died Monday morning (July 20, '15) of "natural causes" at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Austrian-born Bikel – as Theodore Meir Bikel on May 2, 1924, in Vienna, to Yiddish-speaking Eastern European parents – was 91. Fled Hitler Thanks to his well-connected Zionist father, six months after the German annexation of Austria in March 1938 ("they were greeted with jubilation by the local populace," he would recall in 2012), the 14-year-old Bikel and his family fled to Palestine, at the time a British protectorate. While there, the teenager began acting on stage, »

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Theodore Bikel Dead at 91

21 July 2015 8:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Theodore Bikel co-starred in one of the scariest movie ever – I Bury The Living. The 1958 shocker was about a director of a cemetery director (Richard Boone) who begins to believe that he can cause the deaths of living owners of burial plots by merely changing the push-pin color from white (living) to black (dead) on a large wall map of the cemetery that notes those plots. Theodore Bikel played Andy MacKee, the Groundskeeper Willie-esque caretaker of the cemetery. It’s one of those movies I saw on TV when I was about 7 years old that terrified me. Bikel’s other accomplished screen roles include The Defiant Ones (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), The African Queen, My Fair Lady, and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. Theodore Bikel had performed the role of Tevye on stage more than 2,000 times! »

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Theodore Bikel, original Broadway star of The Sound of Music, dies aged 91

21 July 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Prolific stage and screen actor Theodore Bikel has died, aged 91.

Bikel passed away at UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles of natural causes earlier today (July 21), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

His long stage career included originating the role of Captain von Trapp and earning a Tony nomination for The Sound of Music, and having had the most public performances as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof with 2,200 between 1967 and 2010.

On the big screen, he played the dialect coach Zoltan in My Fair Lady and earned an Academy Award nomination for The Defiant Ones.

He founded the legendary Newport Folk Festival with Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand and George Wein, launched the Actors Federal Credit Union and later became a champion of civil rights in the Us.

Bikel is survived by wife Aimee Ginsburg and two kids. »

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Theodore Bikel Dies: Actor & Longtime Union Activist Was 91

21 July 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Theodore Bikel, who appeared in movie, TV and stage roles ranging from The African Queen and Fiddler On The Roof to All In The Family and Jag and devoted much of his life to helping actors and actors unions, died today in Los Angeles. He was 91. Bikel had roles in more than 150 films and TV shows and countless stage productions. He earned an Oscar nomination in 1960 for his supporting role in The Defiant Ones; the same year, he was nominated for a Tony for originating the… »

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Theodore Bikel Dies: Actor & Longtime Union Activist Was 91

21 July 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Theodore Bikel, who appeared in movie, TV and stage roles ranging from The African Queen and Fiddler On The Roof to All In The Family and Jag and devoted much of his life to helping actors and actors unions, died today in Los Angeles. He was 91. Bikel had roles in more than 150 films and TV shows and countless stage productions. He earned an Oscar nomination in 1960 for his supporting role in The Defiant Ones; the same year, he was nominated for a Tony for originating the… »

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Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dead at 91

21 July 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Theodore Bikel, the Oscar- and Tony-nominated actor and folk singer, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Bikel died at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Harlan Boll announced. He earned an Oscar nomination in 1960 for his role in “The Defiant Ones,” starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Also Read: Alex Rocco, Actor in 'The Godfather,' Dead at 79 He also originated the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and for playing Tevye in thousands of onstage performances of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” He made his first appearance as Tevye in. »

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Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dies at 91

21 July 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, who originated the role of Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and starred in “Fiddler on the Roof” onstage in thousands of performances, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 91.

To some, he is best known for his 1990 appearance on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as the Russian adopted father of the Klingon Worf.

Bikel did his first bigscreen work in John Huston’s 1951 classic “The African Queen” and Huston’s “Moulin Rouge.” After acting in a series of English films, he did supporting work in two high-profile pics in 1957: historical epic “The Pride and the Passion,” starring Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren, and “The Enemy Below,” a WWII submarine thriller starring Robert Mitchum.

He often played Germans or Russians — in his autobiography, Bikel said that his facility with accents resulted in »

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Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dies at 91

21 July 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, who originated the role of Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and starred in “Fiddler on the Roof” onstage in thousands of performances, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 91.

In a statement Tuesday, Actors’ Equity Association said it “mourns the passing of our dear friend, our brother and former President Theo Bikel. From the time he joined Equity in 1954, Bikel has been an advocate for the members of our union and his extraordinary achievements paved the way for so many. No one loved theater more, his union better or cherished actors like Theo did. He has left an indelible mark on generation of members past and generations of members to come. We thank you, Theo, for all you have done.”

To some, he is best known for his 1990 appearance on “Star Trek: The Next Generation »

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Last Surviving Gwtw Star and 2-Time Oscar Winner Has Turned 99: As a Plus, She Made U.S. Labor Law History

1 July 2015 6:51 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Olivia de Havilland picture U.S. labor history-making 'Gone with the Wind' star and two-time Best Actress winner Olivia de Havilland turns 99 (This Olivia de Havilland article is currently being revised and expanded.) Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland, the only surviving major Gone with the Wind cast member and oldest surviving Oscar winner, is turning 99 years old today, July 1.[1] Also known for her widely publicized feud with sister Joan Fontaine and for her eight movies with Errol Flynn, de Havilland should be remembered as well for having made Hollywood labor history. This particular history has nothing to do with de Havilland's films, her two Oscars, Gone with the Wind, Joan Fontaine, or Errol Flynn. Instead, history was made as a result of a legal fight: after winning a lawsuit against Warner Bros. in the mid-'40s, Olivia de Havilland put an end to treacherous »

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Quantum Leap: an episode roadmap for beginners

7 May 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If Quantum Leap has always been on your 'to-watch' list but you've never had the time, here are a few suggestions to get you started...

Maps to TV shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you »

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Kevin Spacey’s Tribute Revives Angry Feud Over Stanley Kramer’s Role In The Blacklist

22 January 2015 11:53 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Karen Kramer is going on the offensive again against Lionel Chetwynd, who again has called her late husband, legendary filmmaker and liberal icon Stanley Kramer, an “enabler” of the Hollywood blacklist. She has accused Chetwynd, a darling of Hollywood conservatives, of defaming her husband, who produced and directed such classics as High NoonInherit The WindJudgment At NurembergOn The Beach and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.

The blacklist, which ended some 55 years ago, is still a polarizing issue.

There is no doubt that blacklisted screenwriter Carl Foreman felt betrayed by Kramer in connection with the 1952 masterpiece High Noon. Foreman, who died in 1984 and was a longtime friend of Chetwynd’s, said as much in a lengthy letter to New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther after his glowing review of the film. Foreman never forgave Kramer for denying him associate producer credit on the film. Foreman »

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In Memoriam: Ken Takakura (1931-2014)

18 January 2015 1:35 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Dean Brierly

Japanese actor Ken Takakura, iconic leading man in countless yakuza and action films, died at 83 of lymphoma on November 10 in Tokyo. He had long since achieved legendary status in Japan with his portrayals of brooding samurai, gangsters and hit men. The characters he portrayed were usually on the wrong side of the law but adhered to a chivalric code of honor that, while not reflective of reality, nevertheless struck a deep chord among Japanese filmgoers of the 1960s. Takakura was most familiar to American audiences for his roles in The Yakuza (1975), directed by Sydney Pollack and co-starring Robert Mitchum; Black Rain (1989), with Michael Douglas; and Mr. Baseball (1992), with Tom Selleck. In each of these he more than held his own against his high-powered American co-stars.

Born Goichi Oda in Nakama, Fukuoka, Takakura was witness to real-life yakuza street clashes during his formative years, which may have informed »

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Inherit The Wind | Blu-ray Review

13 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Having finally found acclaim as a writer/director with critical successes like The Defiant Ones (1958) after a brief period serving as a producer for others at Columbia on films such as Death of a Salesman (1951), The Juggler (1953), and The Wild One (1953), Stanley Kramer took it upon himself to follow-up his politically controversial nuclear war drama On the Beach (1959) with yet another topically contentious production – Inherit The Wind. Based on the stage play of the same name written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, the film fictionalizes the famed 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, in which a high school teacher named John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in any state-funded school. Riding high on the creation/evolution controversy, as well as a genius ploy to exploit the witch hunt narrative to discuss the dangers of McCarthyism, which had previously seen Nedrick Young, »

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