5/2/1924 - 7/21/2015
Remembering the life, death and Tonys legacy of Theodore Bikel
Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to Variety. He was 91. He originated the role of Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and starred in “Fiddler on the Roof” onstage in thousands of performances.
Bikel first appeared in the movies in John Huston’s 1951 classic “The African Queen” and Huston’s “Moulin Rouge.” He went on to star in Stanley Kramer’s 1958 film “The Defiant Ones,” starring...