Harry Goz

Actor and singer

Harry Goz, actor and singer best known for his long run as Tevye in the original Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” died Sept. 6, after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.

Goz was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where he began his career at 16 singing in local nightclubs.

He made his Broadway debut in 1963, understudying Herschel Bernardi in “Bajour.” He then went on to understudy Bernardi’s Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” and eventually played the role full time.

Goz followed “Fiddler” with Richard Rodgers’ “Two by Two,” playing Noah’s first son and understudying Danny Kaye.

Thesp appeared in many films, among them “Marathon Man,” “Looking Up,” “Annie Hall” and “Mommie Dearest,” and dozens of TV shows, including “Kojak,” “Wise Guy,” “Ned and Stacey,” “L.A. Law,” “Bill” and “Law & Order.”

Goz is survived by his wife, three children, nine grandchildren and his sister.

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