“Forgotten Hollywood”- Goodbye to Fyvush…

Posted on August 15, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Fyvush Finkel was a pillar of Yiddish Theatre. He is best known for his colorful characters honored with accolades on Picket Fences and Boston Legal. The actor also appeared in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. Over the years, he joined many revivals of the classic musical, eventually settling in as Lazar Wolf, the butcher; and Tevye, the milkman.                FYVUSH FINKEL ——>

   Finkel first appeared on the stage at age 9, and acted for almost 35 years in the thriving Yiddish Theatre District of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as well as performing as a stand-up comic in the Catskill’s Borscht Belt. Broadway was a natural extension of his broad comedic talent.

   On the big screen, Fyvush had memorable roles in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Mobsters, Nixon, For Love or Money, and A Serious Man. On television, he also guest-starred in episodes of Kojak, Chicago Hope, Law & Order, The Simpsons, a short-lived revival of Fantasy IslandBlue Bloods, and Hollywood Squares.

   On a personal note, Finkel owned a copy of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. The paperback was given to him as a gift by a mutual friend.

   The larger-the-life Fyvush Finkel was 93.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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