Remembering Stage and Screen Star Theodore Bikel in Performance (Video)

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Theodore Bikel, the stage and film actor who played Captain Von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, died July 21 in Los Angeles at age 91. In memory of the celebrated actor, looks back at some of his most memborable performances, interviews and guest appearances. 


Bikel performing "If I Were a Rich Man" in the role of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof. On tour and at various venues, he portrayed the philosophical dairyman more than 2,000 times.

Fyvush Finkel and Bikel Perform "To Life" from Fiddler on The Roof during The New York Alumni 2003 reunion honoring Bikel.

Bikel and Mary Martin performing "Edelweiss" from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's The Sound of Music. 

Bikel perfoms "Edelweiss" at St Johns Church in New York City in 2010. 

Judy Collins and Bikel perform "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" in 1963.


At the 2015 Kulturefest in New York City, Bikel was presented with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s "Lifetime Achievement Award."



From the Idelsohn Society's digital archive, Bikel discusses artistic life in Vienna during Nazi occupation. 

At California's Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, during a performance by Beyond the Pale, Bikel jumped on the stage from the audience to join the band for an impromptu performance. 

Audio of Bikel performing 1928 Yiddish song "Main Shtetele Belz." 

Bikel in performance and in a Q&A at the 2014 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.


A Q&A with film critic Leonard Maltin and Bikel, ahead of the film screening of the documentary "Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem." 

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