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Also Known As: Haym Topol, Chaim Topol Died:
Born: September 9, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Israel Profession: actor

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Zestful, vigorous lead and supporting player, best known for his Tevye in the screen version of "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971)--a role he had previously played on the Tel Aviv and London stage. Since then Topol has worked primarily in the theater, making infrequent appearances in such films as "Before Winter Comes" (1968), "The Public Eye" (1972), "Galileo" (1974) and the James Bond actioner "For Your Eyes Only" (1980) and on TV in "Winds of War" (1982) and "War and Remembrance" (1988).

Zestful, vigorous lead and supporting player, best known for his Tevye in the screen version of "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971)--a role he had previously played on the Tel Aviv and London stage. Since then Topol has worked primarily in the theater, making infrequent appearances in such films as "Before Winter Comes" (1968), "The Public Eye" (1972), "Galileo" (1974) and the James Bond actioner "For Your Eyes Only" (1980) and on TV in "Winds of War" (1982) and "War and Remembrance" (1988).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Roman Behemshechim (1985) Effi Avidar
2.
 Flash Gordon (1980) Dr Hans Zarkov
3.
 House On Garibaldi Street (1979) Michael
4.
 Galileo (1974) Galileo Galilei
5.
6.
7.
 Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Abou Ibn Kader
8.
 Sallah (1964) Sallah Shabati
10.
 War and Remembrance (1988) Berel Jastrow
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Worked as a technician in a Tel Aviv printing house at age 14
1953:
After leaving school, joined Israeli army where acted with the entertainment unit and met his wife; fought in the British/French-led invasion of the Sinai peninsula
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With army friend, writer Ephraim Kishon, started a satirical cabaret in Tel Aviv called the Spring Onion in early 1960s
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Co-founded Municipal Theatre at Haifa (also leading actor)
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Film debut in the Israeli comedy, "I Like Mike"
1965:
Film producing debut, "Sallah" (also starred)
1965:
Replaced Mulka Rodensky, his acting teacher, as Tevye in Tel Aviv production of "Fiddler on the Roof" (date approximate)
1967:
Starred in London production of "Fiddler on the Roof" (at age of 31)
1990:
Broadway stage debut in "Fiddler on the Roof" (after a 30-city US tour)
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Notes

He is the director of the Popular Theatre of Irael.

He is the managing director, Multi-Images, production company.

Topol is the director of Multi-media Books, a London publishing company.

"Topol" means "poplar tree" and "Chaim" means "life"

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wife:
Galia Topol. Former actor. Married 1956.

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daughter:
Anat Topol.
daughter:
Adi Topol.

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"Topol By Topol" Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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