Was Abe Vigoda Jewish?

Abe Vigoda

Well, to make a long story short, Abe Vigoda was Jewish!

Since Abe Vigoda's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Abe Vigoda (whose full birth name was Abraham Charles Vigoda) was born on February 24, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S..

He was an American actor. He was known for a number of roles, especially his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather and Phil Fish in Barney Miller from 1975 to 1977 and Fish from 1977 to 1978. He appeared in several films, including Cannonball Run II (1984) and Look Who's Talking (1989)

(Added: 29/08/2016)

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