We will dedicate the second hour of this week’s program to Theodore Bikel, the Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor, singer, songwriter, poet and recording artist and stage actor who passed away last week at the age of 91. Many of you know Theofrom his appearances in such films and television series as The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Columbo, All in the Family, The Defiant Ones, The African Queen, and The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming. But he also created the role of Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, plus he played Tevye on Fiddler on the Roof more than 2,100 times on Broadway and elsewhere.
We had the opportunity to talk to Theo on two occasions last year, including once in which we discussed the release of Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem, a documentary that combines Theo’s own storytelling with a broader exploration of Sholem Aleichem, a pioneer of modern Jewish literature whose stories about Teyve the Dairyman provided the basis for Fiddler on the Roof. The collective works of Aleichem played an integral part in Theo’s life, while Theo himself described the documentary as his legacy. We’ll replay both of our conversations with Theodore Bikel in our second hour.
Also this week: A new DVD report and an expanded edition of This Week in TV History.
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