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Actor Shmuel Shiloh dies

Shiloh, a Holocaust survivor, was best known for his role as Shmil on Israeli production of 'Sesame Street'

Adva Cohen
Published: 10.06.11, 08:14 / Israel Culture

Israeli actor Shmuel Shiloh died Tuesday at the age of 82. Shiloh, a Holocaust survivor, immigrated to Israel from Poland. He acted in many theater productions, films and television series.


One of his most memorable roles was that of Shmil on the Israeli production of "Sesame Street". He recently took part in TV drama series "Hatufim" ("Kidnapped") and began shooting the second season.


Shiloh won the Best Actor Award twice. In 2010 he received the Golden Hedgehog Prize for Life Achievement for his contribution to Israel's fringe theater.


"Up to a month ago he acted like a 12-year-old – appeared in three shows, took part in a film and traveled to Poland," his daughter Dvora said. "And then he was diagnosed with a violent type of cancer and succumbed to it within five weeks."


Shiloh was laid to rest on Wednesday at Kibbutz Tze'elim.



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