Theodore Bikel

EXCLUSIVE: Theodore Bikel Reminisces on ‘The African Queen’

Theodore Bikel is just as well-known on the silver screen as he is on the stage. The actor has appeared in over 150 films, an Oscar nomination for role in The Defiant Ones and has a legendary run of over 2,000 performances as Teyve in the long-running play Fiddler on the Roof. The 85-year-old Austrian-born actor also made his feature film debut in the screen classic The African Queen, which finally makes its debut on both DVD and Blu-ray today, March 23. I had the chance to speak with Bikel over the phone about his film debut, in which he shared the screen with such film icons as Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Here's what he had to say.

I was curious how this whole journey started for you? What was your interaction with the script and how did you initially come on board?

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