Fyvush Finkel

A Smile For The Ages


Remembering Fyvush Finkel.

Remembering Fyvush Finkel, the veteran actor with roots in Yiddish theater who died at 93.

08/16/2016 - 17:33
Special To The Jewish Week

The first time I saw Fyvush Finkel was on TV. He played a racist, belligerent history teacher on “Boston Public.” That image couldn’t have stood in starker contrast to the man I would later meet, someone who was warm and respectful to everyone he encountered. Fyvush Finkel, the Emmy Award-winning actor and Yiddish theater star who died here Sunday at 93, was hilarious, heimisch and one of a kind.

Fyvush Finkel as Harvey Lipschultz in the Fox television series “Boston Public.”

Remembering Fyvush Finkel

By Sandee Brawarsky

Fyvush Finkel, the long-time actor who first made his mark on the Yiddish stage and went on to star in mainstream productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and in television and film, died on August 14th at his home in New York. He was 93.

 Fyvush Finkel. Wikimedia Commons

Fyvush Finkel, Veteran Actor With Roots In Yiddish Theater, Dies At 93

08/15/2016 - 13:52

(JTA) — Fyvush Finkel, an Emmy Award-winning actor who began his career performing in the Yiddish theater, has died at 93.

Fyvush Finkel. Wikimedia Commons

Tim Boxer At Theodore Bikel Birthday Concert

03/13/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Yiddish lovers of all accents—from Litvaks to Galitzianers  (that’s I!)—packed Symphony Space on the Upper West Side for the Folksbiene’s recent salute to Theodore Bikel.

Zalmen Mlotek welcomes Fyvush Finkel, Bel Kaufman and Theodore Bikel to Folksbiene.  Tim Boxer

‘Have A Good Laugh, Refresh Your Memory’

10/11/2010 - 20:00

His work spans the history of entertainment in modern America. Fyvush Finkel, one of the last performers from the heyday of the Yiddish theater, opens this weekend at the Folksbiene in “Fyvush Finkel Live!,” a nostalgic recap of his illustrious career on both stage and screen. Finkel, who turned 88 last weekend, will be joined by his two sons, pianist Elliot and xylophonist virtuoso Ian, along with veteran performers Merwyn Goldsmith and June Gable, in a revue that showcases the talents of one of the country’s most versatile and durable Jewish performers.

Fyvush Finkel, 88, stars in a revue about his life in Jewish theater.
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