Theodore Bikel

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Birth Name: Theodore Bikel
Born: 05/02/1924
Birth Place: Austria

Bikel's feature debut came as the First officer of the 'Luisa' in "The African Queen" (1951) and he would find himself on (or under) the water again as second-in-command of the German U-boat in "The Enemy Below" (1957) and the (Soviet) Captain in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" (1966). In fact, his facility for languages (fluent in Yiddish, Hebrew, French, German and English) helped land a plethora of international roles throughout his career. Bikel earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his socko portrayal of the moderate sheriff in "The Defiant Ones" (1958), and he played Russian linguist Zoltan Karpathy in the Academy Award-winning "My Fair Lady" (1964)... Continue Bio >>

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