Fyvush Finkel, 'Boston Public' And 'Picket Fences' Actor, Dead At 93
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Fyvush Finkel, the Emmy Award–winning actor known for his work in theater and on TV, has died, his son confirmed. He was 93.
Finkel died early Sunday morning in Manhattan, his son Ian told The Associated Press. The actor had reportedly been suffering with heart problems for months.
“He did everything,” Ian Finkel told the AP. “That seems to be a trait of the old-time performers. They could all sing and dance and act and everything. It’s so wonderful.”
Stars like Rosie O’Donnell and Jeri Ryan, who appeared with Finkel on “Boston Public,” took to Twitter to share their condolences.
what a love he was ... Fyvush Finkel, Pillar of Yiddish Theater, Dies at 93 https://t.co/DjP7laiRQH — Rosie (@Rosie) August 15, 2016
So sad to hear about the passing of the funny and sweet Fyvush Finkel. RIP you dear, dear man. #bostonpublic — Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) August 15, 2016
The actor, born Philip Finkel, got his start in 1930 when he sang in a sma...
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