Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
Volume 8

MORE SHORT BIOGRAPHIES CREATED FOR A NEW ONLINE VOLUME
OF ZALMEN ZYLBERCWEIG'S " LEXICON OF THE yIDDISH THEATRE"

 

Yaacov Bodo

 

Born in Romania, Bodo immigrated to Israel in 1950. The following year he joined the Israel Defense Forces and began his artistic career: He became one of the founders of the army's musical troupe, and for six years was the actor and officer of the Northern Command musical troupe.

After his discharge, he starred in the play "Moishe Ventilator," a hit that was staged over one thousand times. He performed on all the local stages, from the Zira Theatre to the Habima to the Haifa Municipal Theatre.

Since the time of his joining the Yiddishpiel Theatre in 1992, he has played leading roles in almost all of its productions. At the same time, he fulfilled an old dream of playing a solo role in Yiddish, "Alone, the Heart is Pure," a selection of the best of Jewish humor. He appeared with Anat Atzmon in the show, "Sing and Laugh." Recently, he starred in Yiddishpiel hits such as "Comedy of the Year", "The Golden Boys," "Dzigan and Shumacher Forever," "Gebirtig," "The Wooden Saucer," and more. In the play, "Mazal Tov, Yidn!", he celebrated fifty years on stage.

He is an Edith and Israel Pollack Prize Laureate for 1999 and a Lerner Foundation Prize Laureate for 2000. He was also awarded the Mayer Margalit Prize for Lifetime Achievement, presented to him during the Israel Theater Award Ceremony in 2008.

 

During the course of his artistic career, Bodo performed in over fourteen Israeli films, including "Moishe Ventilator," "Miracle in the Village," and "Millionaire in Trouble," as well as films produced in Germany, such as "Bye, Bye America," and "From Hell to Hell." 


Sh. E. from the Yiddishpiel.


 

 

 

 


 

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