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Also Known As: Terri Sue Feldshuh Died:
Born: December 27, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Broadway star Tovah Feldshuh has focused her energies on her stage career, including such high-profile roles as the original lead in both the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of the play "Yentl," which Barbra Streisand later took to the screen. But the Westchester County native has a small but impressive list of film and television credits as well. Following several years' worth of minor TV credits (including a brief stint on the soap opera "Ryan's Hope"), Feldshuh garnered critical acclaim for her key role as Helena Slomova, a member of the Czechoslovakian Jewish underground, in the 1978 miniseries "Holocaust," and for her recurring role as attorney Danielle Melnick on "Law and Order." As Feldshuh matured, she developed both an ongoing career as a cabaret singer and a sideline playing Jewish mothers in romantic comedies such as "Kissing Jessica Stein" and "Happy Accidents." In 2006, Feldshuh recreated the role of Golda Meir in the historical drama "O Jerusalem," set against the founding of Israel; she had previously played the legendary politician in the one-woman Broadway show "Golda's Balcony."

Broadway star Tovah Feldshuh has focused her energies on her stage career, including such high-profile roles as the original lead in both the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of the play "Yentl," which Barbra Streisand later took to the screen. But the Westchester County native has a small but impressive list of film and television credits as well. Following several years' worth of minor TV credits (including a brief stint on the soap opera "Ryan's Hope"), Feldshuh garnered critical acclaim for her key role as Helena Slomova, a member of the Czechoslovakian Jewish underground, in the 1978 miniseries "Holocaust," and for her recurring role as attorney Danielle Melnick on "Law and Order." As Feldshuh matured, she developed both an ongoing career as a cabaret singer and a sideline playing Jewish mothers in romantic comedies such as "Kissing Jessica Stein" and "Happy Accidents." In 2006, Feldshuh recreated the role of Golda Meir in the historical drama "O Jerusalem," set against the founding of Israel; she had previously played the legendary politician in the one-woman Broadway show "Golda's Balcony."

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Club Life (2015)
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 Angelica (2014)
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 Ten Stories Tall (2010)
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 Acts of Mercy (2007)
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 Liebesleben (2007)
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 O Jerusalem (2007)
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 Just My Luck (2006)
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2003:
Starred as Golda Meir, the Israeli prime minister in the one-actor show "Golda's Balcony"; received a Tony nomination for her performance
1973:
Made her Broadway debut in the musical "Cyrano," starring Christopher Plummer
1973:
Made television acting debut in "Scream, Pretty Peggy"
1974:
Originated the role of Yentl on broadway
1977:
Portrayed Katharine Hepburn in the made-for-TV movie "The Amazing Howard Hughes"
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Wrote and starred off-Broadway as Tallulah Bankhead in "Tallulah Hallelujah!"
1978:
Starred as Helena, the Czech freedom fighter, in the NBC miniseries "Holocaust"; received an Emmy nomination
1980:
Starred in "The Idolmaker" based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci
1985:
Featured in the comedy "Brewster's Millions" starring Richard Pryor and John Candy
1988:
Appeared as Detective Vera Quinn in "The Blue Iguana"
1991:
Had a recurring role as Danielle Melnick on NBC's "Law and Order"
1992:
Cast in the WWII drama "A Day in October"
1992:
Cast opposite James Woods in "Citizen Cohn"
1994:
Played Dr. Bethany Rose on "As The World Turns"
1999:
Cast opposite Diane Lane in Tony Goldwyn's drama "A Walk on the Moon"
2000:
Played Marisa Tomei's mother in "Happy Accidents"
2001:
Featured in "The Believer" based on the true story of an American Nazi Party leader in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish
2001:
Played the matriarch Judy Stein in "Kissing Jessica Stein"
2003:
Starred as Golda Meir, the Israeli prime minister in the one-actor show "Golda's Balcony"; received a Tony nomination for her performance
2006:
Cast in the indie film "The Tollbooth," alongside Marla Sokoloff, Liz Stauber and Idina Menzel
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Education

Sarah Lawrence College: -
Tyrone Guthrie Theatre: -

Notes

"I'm little, I'm fierce, and I've had no plastic surgery"---Feldshuh to EWJune 25/July 2, 2004

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husband:
Andrew Harris Levy. Attorney. Married in February 1976.

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brother:
David Feldshuh. Playwright, physician. Wrote the stage play "Miss Evers' Boys".
daughter:
Amanda Claire Levy. Father, Andrew Levy.
son:
Garson Brandon Levy. Father, Andrew Levy.

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