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Finkel, Fyvush 1922-2016

Works: 27 works in 55 publications in 4 languages and 2,392 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Dark comedy films  Comedy films  Historical films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Music  Juvenile works  Animated films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fyvush Finkel
A Serious Man by Joel Coen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
The komediant( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Yiddish and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in 1924, Pesachʹke Burstein, the dancing-singing comedian, quickly became a leading figure in the Golden Era of Yiddish theater. On stage, he would meet, fall in love with and eventually marry raising star Lillian Lux. Embarking together on triumphant overseas tours as a couple, they soon became the parents of twins. Before long the children, Mike and Susan, were given stage names and accompanied their parents on tours. In time, the pressures of theatrical life would take its toll on the family
Itzhak Perlman in the fiddler's house : [a journey to the heart of Klezmer] by Itzhak Perlman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itzhak Perlman takes a break from the concert hall to explore the vitality of klezmer music, taking him on a journey from New York's Lower East Side to the Jewish Festival in Krakow, Poland
Aaron's magic village( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Aaron embarks on an exciting, comical odyssey to foil a wicked wizard and prevent him from taking over the whole world
Nixon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a riveting look at the complex man whose chance at greatness was ultimately destroyed by his passion for power. His involvement in conspiracy jeopardized the nation's security and the presidency of the United States
Cantors, klezmorim, and crooners, 1905-1953 : classic Yiddish 78s from the Mayrent Collection( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in Yiddish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jewish or not, those who hear klezmer are almost always drawn to it-its wistfulness and humanity speak to all but the most hardened souls. Klezmer entered our musical bloodstream through composers like Berlin, Kern and the Gershwins; here are Lenine and Trotsky Morris Goldstein; My Yiddishe Momme Sophie Tucker; Selection of Hebrew Dances Ambrose & His Orchestra; If I Were Rothschild Sholem Aleichem; Operatic Rag Joseph Moskowitz, and more classic Yiddish 78s. Includes 67 tracks (42 never reissued) and a 72-page illustrated booklet"
Making trouble by Rachel Talbot( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles six female comic (Molly Picon; Fanny Brice; Sophie Tucker; Joan Rivers; Gilda Radner; Wendy Wasserstein) entertainers of the last century and explores "what it means to be Jewish, female and funny."
Itzhak Perlman, In The Fiddler's House( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman takes viewers on an eye- and ear-opening tour of klezmer music, from New York to Krakow. This traditional music of Yiddish-speaking cultures, which infuses other Eastern European influences from Roumania, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Poland, and The Ukraine, remains important in Jewish immigrant culture. Klezmer groups such as Kapelye, the Klezmer Conservatory Band and the Klezmatics perform
Ich bin a boarder by mein weib = I am my wife's boarder by Fyvush Finkel( Recording )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in Yiddish and No Linguistic content and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laugh, a tear, a mitzvah by WLIW Public Television( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the dynamic evolution of the legacy of Jewish identity in the United States and explores how the support of family and the observance of age-old rituals and traditions made up for the cultural gains and losses necesary for living in a multi-faceted society. Told through vintage film footage archive, family photos, and personal recollections of Fyvush Finkel, Theodore Bikel, Bella Abzug, Jackie Mason, Calvin Trillin, and Rabbi Marc Gellman
It's never too late by Fyvush Finkel( Recording )

in Multiple languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bar Mitzvah favorites by Marty Levitt( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in Yiddish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiddler on the roof by Harold Prince( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rousing musical, based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, takes place in pre-revolutionary Russia and centers on the life of Tevye (Topol), a milkman who is trying to keep his family's traditions in place while marrying off his three older daughters. Yet, times are changing and the daughters want to make their own matches, breaking free of many of the constricting customs required of them by Judaism. In the background of these events, Russia is on the brink of revolution and Jews are feeling increasingly unwelcome in their villages. Tevye--who expresses his desire for sameness in the opening number, "Tradition"--Is trying to keep everyone, and everything, together. The movie is strongly allegorical--Tevye represents the common man--but it does it dexterously, and the resulting film is a stunning work of art. The music is excellent (it won Oscars for the scoring and the sound), with plenty of familiar songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were a Rich Man," which you'll be humming long after the movie is over. Isaac Stern's violin--he provides the music for the fiddler on the roof--is hauntingly beautiful
The other men in black : the Hasidic movement, past and present( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paige is a film student looking for a project. She sees some Hasidic Jews and asks her grandfather, Moishe to tell her about them. As he explains the origins and impact of the Hasidim, we are introduced to the movement's founder, the Ba'al Shem Tov and his world. Moishe explains the major ideas of the Hasidim and their opponents. When Paige expresses dismay that these concepts are largely lost, Moishe explains that the Hasidim have had an enormous impact on Jewish culture. He gives the example of Jewish music and explains the Hasidic influence with the help of friends Nedara Carlebach, Danny Maseng, and Matisyahu. He then tells a Hasidic story through live action and animation media
Little shop of horrors( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A holiday extravaganza by Dogs in the Hood Band( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Un tipo serio( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Medio-oeste americano, 1967. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) es un profesor de física que ve cómo de la noche a la mañana su vida se derrumba. Es un hombre bueno, un marido fiel y afectuoso, un buen padre y un profesor serio, pero, de repente, todo en su vida empieza a ir mal. Su mujer lo abandona sin explicaciones, y el amante de ella lo convence para que deje su casa y se mude a un motel por el bien de los niños. Su carrera se ve amenazada por una serie de anónimos en los que se le acusa, de manera vaga, de traición. Para colmo, cuando el amante de su mujer muere en un accidente, ella le exige que pague el entierro. Y por si eso fuera poco, tendrá que pagar la fianza de un hermano jugador. (FILMAFFINITY)
Fyvush Finkel: acting, jokes, vocals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reel of video excerpts from the career of Fyvush Finkel, actor and comedian. Includes clips from his early performances in Yiddish theatre, various television programs, and nightclub appearances. The clips are not identified
Ich vill zich shpielen by Betty Reilly( Recording )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fiddler on the roof by Sten-Hugo Hörberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Screen adaption of theatrical play about Teyve, a poor milkman whose love, pride, and faith help him face the oppression during Czarist Russia
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Alternative Names
Finkel, Fyvush, 1923-

Finkel, Philip, 1922-2016

Finkel, Philip, 1923-

Fyvush Finkel

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Fyvush Finkel Amerikaans acteur

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Fyvush Finkel amerikansk skuespiller

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