Chaim Topol Biography
Chaim Topol is an Israeli theatrical, film, and television actor, singer, comedian, voice artist, film producer, author, and illustrator. He was born on born September 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Israeli to Jacob Topol, who worked as a plasterer and seamstress Rel Topol.
He wanted to become a commercial artist, his elementary school teachers saw a theatrical side to him, and encouraged him to act in school plays and read stories to the class. At the age 14 he began working as a printer at the Davar newspaper while pursuing his high school studies at night. He graduated high school at age 17 and moved to Kibbutz Geva.
He begun his acting career during his Israeli army service in the Nahal entertainment troupe, and later toured Israel with kibbutz theatre and satirical theatre companies. He was a co-founder of the Haifa Theatre. His breakthrough film role came in 1964 as the title character in Sallah Shabati, by Israeli writer Ephraim Kishon, for which he won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer—Male.
He went on to appear in more than 30 films in Israel and the United States. He was described as Israel’s only internationally-recognized entertainer in the 1960s through 1980s. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his 1971 film portrayal of Tevye, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor for a 1991 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
He is a founder of Variety Israel, an organization serving children with special needs, and Jordan River Village, a year-round camp for Arab and Jewish children with life-threatening illnesses, for which he serves as chairman of the board. In 2015 he was awarded the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.He is best known for his portrayal of Tevye the Dairyman, the lead role in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, on both stage and screen, having performed this role more than 3,500 times in shows and revivals from the late 1960s through 2009.
Chaim Topol Age
He was born on 9 September 1935 in Tel Aviv, Israel, he is 82 years old as in 2018.
Chaim Topol Wife
He married Galia Finkelstein in October 1956. The couple lives in Galia’s childhood home in Tel Aviv.
Chaim Topol Movies
- For Your Eyes Only
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Flash Gordon
- Cast a Giant Shadow
- Follow Me!
- Left Luggage
- The House on Garibaldi Street
- Before Winter Comes
- I Like Mike
- A Talent for Loving
- Every Bastard a King
- The Going Up of David Lev
- El Dorado
Chaim Topol Fiddler On The Roof
Oscar-winning adaptation of the Broadway musical about life among the Jewish community of a pre-revolutionary Russian village. A poor milkman, determined to find good husbands for his five daughters, consults the traditional matchmaker – and also has a word with God.
Initial release: 21 October 1971 (Amsterdam)
Director: Norman Jewison
Awards: Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Screenplay: Sholem Aleichem, Joseph Stein
Chaim Topol Net Worth
This information in still under review.