Currently alive, at 94 years of age.
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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.