Zvee Scooler

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Zvee Scooler
Born(1899-12-01)December 1, 1899
Kamenets-Podolsky, Russian Empire, now Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
DiedMarch 25, 1985(1985-03-25) (aged 85)
OccupationStage, film, television, voice actor

Zvee Scooler (December 1, 1899 – March 25, 1985) was a Russian-born American actor and radio commentator. He was born in Kamenets-Podolsky (now Ukraine). He performed in both Yiddish and English, on the stage, television, and film. He is probably best known for his roles in Fiddler on the Roof, playing Mordcha, the innkeeper in the Broadway play and the rabbi in the film version.[1] He appeared as Duddy's grandfather in the 1974 film "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz." Another of his more notable roles was that of Boris' father in Woody Allen's Love and Death.

He was known as the Grammeister on WEVD, a Yiddish radio station in New York City. Every Sunday, Scooler presented a ten-minute segment on the radio show, Forward Hour, which was news and commentary in rhyme.[2][3]

He died in New York City on March 25, 1985, at age 85.


Year Title Role Notes
1932 Uncle Moses Charlie
1965 Andy Mr. Chadakis
1968 No Way to Treat a Lady Old Man Uncredited
1969 A Dream of Kings Zenoitis
1971 Fiddler on the Roof Rabbi
1973 Lady Ice Jeweler
1973 The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Le rabbin New-yorkais Uncredited
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Grandfather
1975 Hester Street Rabbi
1975 Love and Death Father
1977 Thieves Old Man
1978 King of the Gypsies Phuro
1979 Boardwalk Rabbi
1981 The Chosen Bal Koreh
1983 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Pa
1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge Rebbe (final film role)


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