Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hal (Love The Facial Hair) Linden

 Toss a coin, Hal!
Hal Linden as Mayer Rothschild in
The Rothschilds, 1970.
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics Sheldon Harnick...
their last collaboration.

 Hal at the cast album recording.
He would win a Tony for his performance 
as the patriarch of the Rothschild financial empire.

 Direction and choreography by Michael Kidd 
(of Seven Brides barn-raising fame).
Despite Hal's star turn (that's him, center)
he was billed as "Also Starring..." Huh? 
Well, this was before Barney Miller (below).
Trivia Note: Robby Benson played one of the sons (right)...
 As most folks remember him...
Hal and Abe Vigoda,
in a series that ran from 1975 to 1982.

Born in 1931, as Harold Lipshitz,
Hal is going strong at 84.
And still damn dapper!

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