Friday, 9 September 2011


Happy Birthday to


76 today

What's surprisingly about Topol's resume is not that his star-making performance on stage and screen in Fiddler on the Roof dominates but that (in terms of films at least) he's done very little else. Sure there was an unsatisfactory Bond and Flash Gordon but there's been just 7 features since 1971 - he's hardly built a career around his Oscar nod. Mind you no-one can take the role of Tevye without being compared to him, so here's a bit of him in action:


TomS said...

We had the pleasure of seeing Topol perform "Fiddler" live in Chicago, June 2009. It was incredibly moving...and he still had marvelous energy!!

The film version of "Fiddler on the Roof" is still among my favorite movie musicals.

Thank you for the memory....

Runs Like A Gay said...

That must have been quite an experience, and good to see he's been reviving the role as recently as that.

The films overlong and there are a lot of cliched supporting characters however it's great fun and like you I consider it one of my favourite musicals.