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Chaim Topol


The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Topol originally intended to become a commercial artist before joining the Nahal entertainment troupe during his mandatory stint in the Israeli army. His natural talent quickly led to his riding to troupe commander, and he married a fellow troupe member, Galia Finkelstein, in 1956. Upon his formal discharge, he found work as a garage mechanic, supporting a family that grew to include three children while also organizing a kibbutz theatre company with his friends from Nahal.

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  • Also Known As: Topol
  • Born: Sep 09, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Death: Mar 09, 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel


Tony Award
1991 Best Actor in a Musical Nominee

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