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Today’s Guest: Legendary actor, author and peace activist Theodore Bikel, star of stage screen productions of The African Queen, The Defiant Ones, “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady.”
Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Legendary actor, author and peace activist Theodore Bikel, star of stage screen productions of The African Queen, The Defiant Ones, “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady,” by clicking on the video player above!
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of musical accompanists whose sons grew up to be Spike Lee ? in the NEW new media capital of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!
What kind of introduction most becomes a legend?
That?s what I?ve been thinking about for the past week, knowing today I would be speaking with a most remarkable a man, living legend of stage, screen, civil and union activism, Theodore Bikel.
And let me tell you, the task doesn?t get any less daunting when you read his memoir, Theo: An Autobiography. Just his family?s escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna would be enough for one book. Or his full career as a rising actor and musician in London with an interest in social activism.
You can LISTEN to this interview with actor THEODORE BIKEL, author of THEO: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY and star of THEODORE BIKEL: IN THE SHOES OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM, by clicking the audio player above!
When he gets his first opportunity to appear onstage in America, Bikel?s life has so much going on you?d swear he must have cloned himself.
Read his book and you?ll get intimate stories of:
? Co-starring with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen;
? Of sneaking into Greenwood, Mississippi, at the height of the civil rights movement under cover of darkness with an emerging young folk singer named Bob Dylan;
? Of appearing opposite Mary Martin onstage in ?The Sound of Music?;
? Of touring the United States as a singer accompanied by Bill Lee (later the father of Spike Lee);
? And of standing in a men?s restroom line behind Gregory Peck, who told him, ?I have seen ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ about five times with different Tevyes. Yours was far and away the best.?
Nope, not intimidating at all.
Oh, and he celebrated his recent 90th birthday with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Besides the third edition of his autobiography, Bikel is also the attraction in a new documentary film narrated by Alan Alda, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem.
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