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Bikel, Theodore

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Born: 1924 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Actors, Singer

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1924 - Born on the 2nd of May in Vienna, Austria.

1951 - His film debut in The "African Queen".

1954 - Immigrated to US.

1957 - He was the U-boat first officer to Curt Jurgens in "The Enemy Below".

1958 - Nominated for an Academy award for his role as the Southern Sheriff in "The Defiant Ones".

1959-1961 - Starred in Broadway musical "The Sound of Music" as Baron Von Trapp.

1961 - Co-founder of the Newport Folk Festival.

1962 - Became the first singer besides Dylan to perform the song in public.

1964 - Played the role of Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film "Goldfinger".

1966 - Played the captain of the Russian submarine in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming".

1967 - Appeared as Tevye in the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

1973-1982 - Bikel is President of Actors Equity Association.

1977 - President Jimmy Carter appointed him to serve on the National Council for the Arts.

1992 - Guest appearance in the PBS special, Chanukkah at Grover's Corner.

2007 - On 28th of January, he was elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of Meretz USA.

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