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Bikel, Theodore

Born: 1924 AD
Currently alive, at 91 years of age.
Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Actors, Singer

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.