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Chaim Topol

Israeli actor

Chaim Topol is ...


Born 9 September 1935 in Tel Aviv
Died 8 March 2023 in Tel Aviv
Age 87 years, 6 months
Cause Alzheimer's disease

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Israel
Manner of death natural causes
Child Adi Topol
Occupation actor, stage actor, dub actor, illustrator, painter, writer, poet, film actor, singer and film producer
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
Awards Israel Prize, honorary doctorate of Haifa University, Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor, Kinor David and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Voice type baritone
Nickname Topol
Field of work film acting

About Chaim Topol

Chaim Topol, born on September 9, 1935, is an Israeli actor who has made a name for himself in both Israeli and international cinema. He is best known for his portrayal of Tevye in the film adaptation of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Topol was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and began his acting career in the Israeli theater scene in the 1950s. He quickly gained recognition for his talent and was soon cast in his first film, I Like Mike, in 1961.

However, it was his role as Tevye in the 1971 film adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof that catapulted him to international fame. Topol's performance was widely praised, and he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Topol continued to act in both Israeli and international films throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only and the Israeli film The House on Chelouche Street.

In addition to his acting career, Topol is also a singer and has released several albums throughout his career. He has also been involved in various humanitarian and philanthropic efforts, including serving as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.

Despite his success, Topol has remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He once said, "I never thought of myself as a star. I always thought of myself as an actor who was lucky enough to get good parts."


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