Fyvush Finkel

Active - 1950 - 2014  |   Born - Oct 9, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Died - Aug 14, 2016 in New York, NY  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Comedy Drama, Romance

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  • Used the stage name Fyvush, a Yiddish translation of his legal name, Philip.
  • Once studied to be a furrier.
  • Was a fixture on the Yiddish theater circuit in New York City and the Catskill Mountains during the early part of his acting career.
  • Spent 12 years playing various roles, including patriarch Tevye, in Broadway and touring productions of Fiddler on the Roof.
  • Found success on television in his 70s with roles on two series from writer-producer David E. Kelley: Picket Fences and Boston Public.