Chaim Topol Overview:

Actress, Topol, was born Chaim Topol on Sep 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Palestine [now Israel]. Topol died at the age of 87 on Mar 9, 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Topol was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1971Best ActorFiddler on the Roof (1971)TevyeNominated
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Chaim Topol Quotes:

Abou Ibn Kader: Who is this idiot? If one of my men talked to me like that, I would draw my knife and turn him into a eunuch.


Abou Ibn Kader: Ram Oren, don't wet your pants again.


Abou Ibn Kader: Not familiar with these hills? I was having women in these hills when your father was still sucking milk.


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Topol Facts
In the late 1980s he toured the US in a stage revival of "Fiddler on the Roof." Unlike when he made the movie in 1971, he was Tevye's age by this time. The part of wife Golde was played by Rosalind Harris, who had played daughter Tzeitel in the movie.

Shares his name (Topol) with a tooth-whitening anti-cavity toothpaste that's been on the market for several years, and is still being sold today.

Before the 1971 film version, Topol had played Tevye in over 400 performances in London. Since the film's release, he has played the milkman over 2,000 times in places from United States and Canada, to Europe, Japan, and Australia.

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