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!