Sassi was born in Kibbutz
Glil Yam. He began his artistic career as a singer in
the Nachal Troupe. After the army he joined the Pikkud
With the passing years he
met with dizzying success, receiving many prizes. He
recorded discs, appeared in various festivals; on
television ("3,4,5 and a Half," "Pick Up," "Lala Land,"
and more); in many films ("Nurit," "The Troupe," and
more), and in a long series of musicals and operas where
his many talents as a singer, actor and dancer found
He appeared in many plays
and musicals at the Habima, the Cameri, Beit Lessin,
Mishkan Omnuyot Habama, Gesher and in the Commercial
Theatre; also, in many renown opera houses in Israel and
abroad, among them the Prague Municipal Opera in the
opera "Dorian Grey." He participated in musical
productions with the Talin Cameri Orchestra, the Haifa
Symphonic Orchestra, as well as those of Raanana and Tel
Aviv. With his wife, actress Yona Elian, he presented a
joint show, "Nostalgia is Not What it Once Was," and
appeared in a solo program, "Sasi Me'ever La Keshet,"
devoted to the great musicals.
His first appearance in
Yiddish was in the role of the cantor Yoel David in
Yiddishspiel's successful musical, "The Cantor of
Vilna," and so began to learn Yiddish, a language he
heard in his parents' home but did not understand.