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Emmy-Winning Stage and Screen Star Fyvush Finkel Dies at 93

The artistic community is mourning the death of star of stage and screen, the beloved Fyvush Finkel, who passed away this morning at 93 years of age.

According to The Yiddish Artists & Friends Actors Club, the funeral service will take place this Wednesday, August 17 at 12 noon at the Sutton Place Synagogue,225 East 51 Street NYC. (Between 2 & 3 Ave).

Fyvush Finkel began his career over 80 years ago playing the numerous Jewish theatres along Second Avenue. When he was 43 he began touring in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF playing the Innkeeper, then the Butcher and eventually Tevye.

His other theatre credits include Cafe Crown (Obie Award) and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as Finkel's Follies and From Second Avenue to Broadway. The latter two shows also featured Finkel's sons, Ian and Elliot. Recently, Fyvush Finkel Live! was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. The actor won an Emmy Award for his role as Douglas Wambaugh on Picket Fences and has also been seen on screen in Boston Public, Nixon, For Love or Money, Mobsters, Seize the Day, Q&A, Fantasy Island, Early Edition, One Life to Live, Evergreen, Prime of Your Life, Harry's Law, Blue Bloods, A Serious Man, and The Simpsons.

Mr. Finkel recently returned to Barrington Stage on July 19th for a cabaret concert. BroadwayWorld coverage of the special evening can be found here.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff


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