Just in: Fiddler on the Roof star is deadmain
Theodore Bikel, who first played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in 1967 and performed it more than any other actor, has died at the venerable age of 91.
As recently as 2009, he stood in for Topol on a US tour when the Israel actor suffered an injury.
Bikel was also the first Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music on Broadway.
He appears on numerous recordings in a wide range of folk songs in several languages, delivered in a fine baritone voice.