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Arik Einstein

Arieh Einstein was born in Tel Aviv. His father, Yaakov, was an actor with the "Ohel" Theater. Einstein was Israel's junior high jump and shot put champion.[8] His father urged him to audition for an army entertainment troupe, and he was accepted into the Nahal Brigade troupe. In 1963, Arieh Einstein married Alona Shochat in the hall of Habima Theater (where he was onstage in a production of Irma La Douce).[9] After four years of marriage, during which their daughter Shiri was born, the couple divorced. A year later, in 1968, they remarried. Their daughter Yasmin was born in 1971.[10] They divorced again in 1972. Alona Einstein died in 2006 from cancer. Arik Einstein's second wife was Sima Eliyahu, whom he met shortly before filming the movie Metzitzim in 1972. They had a daughter and a son: Dina and Amir.[citation needed] Despite a successful career of acting and singing, Einstein was the shy type and a homebody. In one of his songs he sang that his greatest pleasure was staying home with a cup of lemon tea and his books, and in this he was sincere.[11] In a candid interview that was shown on TV, he said that performing in front of big crowds was difficult for him (without the help of a few glugs of cognac beforehand). For this reason he ceased to perform public concerts from the year of 1981 and on, despite many attractive offers.[12] In 1982 he was hurt in a major car accident. His wife was also hurt, and another friend lost her life. Following the accident Einstein's eyesight, which was already myopic, got worse and he spent less and less time in public.

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Jan 3, 1939 In Tel Aviv, Israel
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sallah 1964-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Lool 2023
Known For
Poster of Lool
Poster of Like Adults - Part One
Poster of Like Adults - Part Two
Poster of Dalia and the Sailors
Series Lool Unknown 2023
Movie Winding Unknown 2015-01-21
Movie Cables Unknown 1992-06-06
Movie Like Adults - Part Two Unknown 1991-02-24
Movie Like Adults - Part One Unknown 1991-02-24
Movie Lool Unknown 1988-01-02
Movie Big Eyes Unknown 1974-01-02
Movie Peeping Toms Eli 1972-06-06
Movie The Snail Himself 1970-10-01
Movie Sallah Ziggi 1964-01-01
Movie Dalia and the Sailors 'Gurnischt' Goren 1964-01-17