Caption: Still of John Cleese, Cathy Cavadini, Nehemiah Persoff and Erica Yohn in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Actor, Soundtrack, Music Department
Born: August 2, 1919
Star sign: Leo
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Known for: Some Like It Hot (1959), An American Tail (1986), Twins (1988), Yentl (1983)
Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929. Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction of his life. He joined amateur groups and ...