Theodore Bikel, a giant in so many ways and for so many reasons, died on July 21. He was 91 years old.
He was an actor and a musician. known for memorable roles on the stage and screen. Beyond he was a presence and a voice of conscious – truly making it all connect. It may have been artistry, but it across just as a life being lived to the fullest.
Bikel’s first film role was 1951’s The African Queen; he earned an Oscar nomination as a supporting actor for playing a sheriff in 1958’s The Defiant Ones. He also had a memorable role in the 1964 film My Fair Lady, as professor Zoltan Karpathy, the speech expert.