R.I.P. Fyvush Finkel
Was saddened yesterday to hear that Fyvush Finkel has passed at age 93. When a show biz figure dies at that age it is not unusual to be surprised to learn that they are still alive, for they have often been infirm and retired and out of the limelight for decades.But Fyvush was still going strong, after 80+ years in show business. In fact, he had done a one man show at the Metropolitan Room just five months ago. I was lucky enough to get to interview him at that time for The Villager. I found him to be funny, sweet, sharp and and an absolute hog for attention. He was just what you’d expect and want him to be. May we all be so lively and full of fun when it is five minutes ’til midnight! The article from back in March is here.