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Theodore Bikel

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Birth nameTheodore Meir Bikel
Birth dateMay 02, 1924(age 92)
Place of birthVienna, Austria
OccupationFilm, television actor
Years active1946-present
SpouseOfra Ichilov (1942-43) (divorced)
Rita Weinberg Call (1967-2008) (divorced) 2 children
Tamara Brooks (2008-present)

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Theodore Meir Bikel (born May 2, 1924) is a character actor, folk singer and musician. He made his film debut in The African Queen (1951) and was nominated for an Academy award for his supporting role as Sheriff Max Muller in The Defiant Ones (1958).

Bikel is President of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America and was president of Actors' Equity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Meretz USA, where he also lectures. His autobiography, Theo, was published in 1995.

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