Theodore Bikel is a leading Austrian-American actor, singer, musician, famous for his role in Tevye the Milkman, The Defiant Ones, My Fair Lady, Law & Order, etc.
On the other hand, he is infamous for failed marriage with four different women. What’s he up to now. let’s reveal his net worth, bio, married, wife, children, wife
Theodore Bikel Bio, Wiki, Early Life
Theodore Meir Bikel was born on May 2, 1924, in Vienna, Austria to Jewish parents. In addition, he is a son of Mirian and Josef Bikel from Bukovina. As an active Zionist, his father named him after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism.
After the German union with Austria in 1938, Bikel’s parents moved to switch to Mandatory Palestine. Moreover, his father’s links helped the family obtain British passports. Speaking of studies, he attended the Mikve Yisrael agricultural school and joined Kibbutz Kfar HaMaccabi.
In short, Bikel had a craze of acting while in his teens. In fact, he performed with Habimah Theatre in 1943. Similarly, he was one of the founding members of the Cameri Theatre, which is now a leading Israeli Theatre Company.
That’s not all, he moved to London to pursue the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Post completing his studies, he made Broadway debut in 1955 in Tonight in Samarkand.
In 1958, he garnered Tony award for The Rope Dancers. His other acting credits include My Fair Lady, Justice, The Twilight zone, Fantasy Island, Law & Order, and many others.
Theodore Bikel Net Worth
Theodore Bikel brings in a huge amount through his career as an actor. The average salary of an American actor is $35,000 per episode for appearing in TV shows and $50 thousand per movie.
As a philanthropist, he serves as a co-founder of the Newport Folk Festival, president of Actor’s Equity, an outspoken supporter of Jewish causes and of human rights groups too. He has an estimated net worth of $800 to $1 million. Bikel gives some portion of his income to helpless people as well.
Theodore Bikel Married, Wife, Divorce
Theodore Bikel married four times in his life. His first marriage was to Ofra Ichilov in 1942. However, their relationship lasted only for a year. After that, he wed with Rita Weinberg Call in 1967. With her, he shared two sons.
Following the split, he moved on with Tamara Brooks in 2008. Even their marriage was short-lived. They separated in 2012 citing irreconcilable differences. His last marriage was to Aimee Ginsburg (2013-2015). Bikel lived with his fourth wife until his last breath.
Theodore Bikel Death
Bikel died on 21st July at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles due to a health disorder. Aimee always stood by his side until his death.