Chaim Topol Biography
Chaim Topol is an Israeli theatrical, film, and television actor, singer, comedian, voice artist, film producer, author, and illustrator.
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 of 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 began 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 the 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 celebrates his birthday on 9 September every year.
Chaim Topol Family
He is the son of Jacob Topol, a former plasterer and seamstress Rel Topol. More details about his parents are not available and it is also not known if he has any siblings.
Chaim Topol Wife
He married Galia Finkelstein. The couple married on September 30, 1956. The couple lives in Galia’s childhood home in Tel Aviv. They together have one son and two daughters.
Chaim Topol Body Measurements
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- Hair Colour: Black
Chaim Topol Net Worth
The award-winning actor, Topol, has an estimated net worth of $60 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a theatrical, film, and television actor, singer, comedian, voice artist, film producer, author, and illustrator.
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 For Your Eyes Only
He was cast in the 1981 spy film For Your Eyes Only as Milos Columbo, Kristatos’ former pal and smuggling accomplice who assists Bond in his mission. Named after Gioacchino Colombo, the Ferrari engine designer, especially Ferrari 125, which Fleming admired. Topol recommended the pistachios as a hallmark of the character, which is used in a scene to orient Columbo’s men on in which to shoot.
Chaim Topol Fiddler On The Roof
He played the lead role in a musical with music Fiddler on the Roof. It is based totally on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales through Sholem Aleichem. The story facilities on Tevye, the daddy of 5 daughters, and he tries to hold his Jewish spiritual and cultural traditions as outside effects encroach upon the family’s lives. He has to cope each with the strong-willed moves of his 3 older daughters, who desire to marry for love – everyone’s desire of a husband moves further away from the customs of their Jewish faith and heritage – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
Frequently Asked Questions About Chaim Topol
Who is Chaim Topol?
He is one of Israeli’s best known and best-loved theatrical, film, and television actors, singers, comedians, voice artists, film producers, authors, and illustrators.
How old is Chaim Topol?
He is 83 years old as in 2020. He was born in 1935.
How tall is Chaim Topol?
His body height measurements are under review.
Is Chaim Topol married?
He is married to his lovely wife Galia Finkelstein.
How much is Chaim Topol worth?
He has an accomplished actor and singer with an estimated net worth of $60 Million.
How much does Chaim Topol make?
His salary will be updated soon.
Where does Chaim Topol live?
He lives in his home in Israel.
Is Chaim Topol dead or alive?
He is still alive and in good health.
Where is Chaim Topol now?
He is working on his theatrical, film, and television career.
Chaim Topol Fiddler On The Roof Tradition
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