Chaim Topol

1935 - Today

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Chaim Topol (Hebrew: חיים טופול; born September 9, 1935), also spelled Haym Topol, mononymously known as Topol, is an Israeli actor, comedian, singer, film producer, author, and illustrator. He is best known for his portrayal of Tevye the Dairyman, the lead role in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, on both stage and screen, having performed this role more than 3,500 times in shows and revivals from the late 1960s through 2009.Topol began his acting career during his Israeli army service in the Nahal entertainment troupe, and later toured Israel with kibbutz theatre and satirical theatre companies. He was a co-founder of the Haifa Theatre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chaim Topol has received more than 2,000,842 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Chaim Topol is the 1,325th most popular actor (down from 1,322nd in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Israel (down from 151st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Israeli Actor.

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Among actors, Chaim Topol ranks 1,325 out of 10,030Before him are Basil Rathbone, Alyssa Milano, Jacques Charrier, Margaux Hemingway, Magali Noël, and Jamie Foxx. After him are Claude Brasseur, Christiane Martel, Brenda Blethyn, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Yevgeny Leonov, and Olga Chekhova.

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Among people born in 1935, Chaim Topol ranks 112Before him are Charles Duke, Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Luis del Sol, Peter Schreier, Ján Popluhár, and Tsutomu Hata. After him are Marc Augé, Donald P. Bellisario, Orlando Peçanha, Franco Citti, Mário Coluna, and Wang Hongwen.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Chaim Topol ranks 155 out of 389Before him are Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (1522), Lusius Quietus (100), A. B. Yehoshua (1936), Gal Gadot (1985), Sarah Aaronsohn (1890), and Sirhan Sirhan (1944). After him are Ibzan (null), Ivry Gitlis (1922), Rafi Eitan (1926), Ghil'ad Zuckermann (1971), Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi (1947), and Khalil al-Wazir (1935).

Among ACTORS In Israel

Among actors born in Israel, Chaim Topol ranks 4Before him are Natalie Portman (1981), Haya Harareet (1931), and Gal Gadot (1985). After him are Daliah Lavi (1942), Yvan Attal (1965), Ayelet Zurer (1969), Oded Fehr (1970), Nehemiah Persoff (1919), Hiam Abbass (1960), Mili Avital (1972), and Juliano Mer-Khamis (1958).

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