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Zero Mostel: This theatrical force-of-nature created Tevye for the 1964 Broadway premiere of "Fiddler on the Roof," defining the beloved character for many as he returned to the role in 1971 and 1976. Mostel, here at a 1971 performance at Westbury Music Fair, won a Tony for his original portrayal, some despite complaints about his improvisations.(Credit: Newsday)

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'Fiddler on the Roof': Actors who played Tevye

A look back at Tevyes we've known and loved, from Zero Mostel to Harvey Fierstein.