Entertainment From the "He was still alive?" files, Fyvush Finkel dead at 93

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  1. SleepingWarrior

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    https://www.yahoo.com/tv/picket-fences-star-fyvush-finkel-dies-at-93-085507333.html

    Beloved character actor Fyvush Finkel passed away on Aug. 14 after months of reportedly struggling with heart problems.

    He was born Philip Finkel in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in 1922, and by the time he was 9 years old, he was performing onstage in Yiddish plays and changed his first name to Fyvush. His big Hollywood break came when David E. Kelley cast him as cantankerous attorney Douglas Wambach in the 1992 hit show Picket Fences, a role for which Finkel received an Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a drama series.
     
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    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    ...who???
     
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    That name is so Jewish Woody Allen called him a kike.
     
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    Aww I liked him on Picket Fences.
     
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    I loved him on Picket Fences and Boston Public.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Same. Looking back that show had one hell of cast.
     
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    He was the sole "name" in the Coen's "A Serious Man"

    He played the alleged Dybbuk in the prologue.
     
  9. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Check this out for the bizarre quote of the day award...


    "After learning of his passing, Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani tweeted: “R.I.P. Fyvush Finkel. Picket Fences was huge in Pakistan. We loved it. No joke. Today is Pakistan’s Independence Day. There is a plan.”
     
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    He always seemed like he was having a blast with that role. "Douglas Wambaugh for the defense! "
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    He took over as the most beloved old actor after Abe Vigoda died. Is it finally Zsa Zsa's time?
     
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    93 is a nice run. RIP
     
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    Usually I need a photo to remind me
    Of who it is, but I'm completely lost on this one
     
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    Fuck? Abe's dead?!? Is Betty white ok?
     
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    So true.

    RIP.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    That's debatable but she's still breathing.
     
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    Yeah, his Wambaugh was great.

    And didn't Howard mention a few times he'd have made a great Ben Stern?
     
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    Fuck that guy........he can rot in hell for all I care!
     
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    I thought he was dead. My mom told me she saw him perform 5-6 years ago at their community in Florida which meant he was still fucking performing in his late 80s. Thought he died long ago
     
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    Five inch finkle, that's big for a Jew