Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff

Name Nehemiah Persoff
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1919-08-02
Place of Birth Jerusalem,
Death Date
Birth Sign Leo

About Nehemiah Persoff

Known for his roles in such classic films as Some Like It Hot (as “Little Bonaparte”) and Yentl (as Rebbe Mendel), this 20th-century screen actor also appeared in episodes of television series such as Route 66, Five Fingers, and Mission: Impossible.

Early Life Experience of Nehemiah Persoff

At the start of his career, he appeared in uncredited roles in the films The Naked City and
On the Waterfront.

Trivia Info

During World War II, he served in the United States Army. After returning to America, he worked for the New York subway system while simultaneously training at the famous Actors Studio.

Family Life and Relationship

He lived in Jerusalem (then in Palestine) until the age of ten, at which point he settled with his family in the United States. He and Thia Persoff married in 1951 and became parents to four children.

Close Associates

He appeared with Danny DeVito in the 1988 movie Twins.

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