Jerome Robbins first discovered the shtetl when he was six years old. He was born on the Lower East Side, home of immigrants from Eastern Europe. His father took him to Poland to see where his Rabinowitz family came from.
(JTA) -- Joseph Stein, who won a Tony Award for writing "Fiddler on the Roof," has died.
Stein died Sunday in Manhattan after fracturing his skull in a fall. He was 98.
Stein was the author of more than a dozen Broadway musicals, but is most well known for Fiddler, which won nine Tony Awards in 1965, including Stein's Best Author of a Musical.
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