07-21-2015, 07:49 PM #1
Actor Theodore Bikel dies at 91
Stage and film star Theodore Bikel dies in LA at 91
By MARK KENNEDY, AP
4 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Theodore Bikel, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his agent Robert Malcolm. He was 91.
The Austrian-born Bikel was noted for the diversity of the roles he played, from a Scottish police officer to a Russian submarine skipper, Jewish refugee, Dutch sea captain and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He sang in 21 languages.
"No one loved theater more, his union better or cherished actors like Theo did. He has left an indelible mark on generation of members past and generations of members to come," Actors' Equity Association, which Bikel led as president from 1973-1982, said in a statement...
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