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A Resonant Voice

After 80 years, Theodore Bikel remains one of the most unique and versatile of Jewish performers.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/theater/article/a_resonant_voice_20040604

The first thing one notices about Theodore Bikel is the voice. As he settles on a divan in his book-filled West Hollywood apartment, chatting about his upcoming 80th birthday gala, it's not so much his strapping frame, white beard or sharp blue eyes that make an impression as his voice. This is the resonant baritone that has sung countless folk music concerts, recorded 27 albums in 21 languages and performed in approximately 35 films. This is the actor who has appeared more than 2,000 times as the milkman Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," besides playing Captain Von Trapp in Broadway's "The Sound of Music" and opposite Bogie in the film, "The African Queen."

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