|born on||2 May 1924 at 03:45 (= 03:45 AM )|
|Place||Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°25' 20°59 Asc. 15°21'|
Austrian-American actor and singer on stage, film and TV. He emigrated to Palestine in his teens and made his stage debut there. Following studies at Britain's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his London stage debut in 1948 and New York debut in 1955. Starring in the "African Queen," Bikel has typically portrayed foreigners in character parts throughout England and America. In 1958 he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "The Defiant Ones."
He was President of Actors Equity from 1973-1982 and honorary president from 1982 on. An established folk singer and guitarist, he is also an active member in the Democratic Party.
He has married twice; two kids.
- Work : New Career 1948 (London stage debut)
- Work : New Job 1955 (Stage debut in N.Y.)
- Social : Joined group 1973 (Pres. of Actors Equity)
- Work : Gain social status 1958 (Nominated for Oscar in "The Defient Ones")
Steinbrecher quotes Betty Collins, from Bikel
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Folk singer)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Vienna, Israel, England and U.S.)
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Active in Democratic Party and Actors Equity)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Folk quitar)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV and film)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)