Fyvush Finkel, z"l
Copied from a post on Facebook by Corey Breier, shared by Sarah Gordon
The Yiddish Artists & Friends-Actors Club and the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance mourn the loss of our beloved board member, the Emmy award winning star of television, radio, film, Broadway and most of all Yiddish theater, our beloved Fyvush Finkel Z'L. Fyvush passed away early this morning at his apartment in Manhattan. Fyvush served as the number one resource for questions about the Yiddish theater in America and the actors, producers, directors, and theater owners who were part of its history. He knew them all. His passing is a tremendous loss for our "teater velt" (theater world). To know him was to love him.
The funeral service will take place this Wednesday, August 17 at 12 noon at the Sutton Place Synagogue,225 East 51 Street NYC. (Between 2 & 3 Ave).
Koved zayn ondenk.
Corey (Gedalye) Breier
Lori Lippitz, of Maxwell St. Klezmer, adds a link to this video:
The has excerpts from Fyvush Finkel, in English and Yiddish as part of their Wexner Oral History project.
Rokhl Kafrissen shares her memories (and blog posts) about Fyvush on rokhl.blogspot.com