Shaike Ophir is a Actor and Scriptwriter Israelien born on 4 november 1929 at Jerusalem (Israel)
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Nationality IsraelBirth 4 november 1929
at Jerusalem (Israel
)Death 17 august 1987
(at 57 years) at Tel Aviv (Israel
Shaike Ophir (November 4, 1929 – August 17, 1987; Hebrew: שייקה אופיר) was an Israeli film actor and comedian, and the country's first mime.
Yeshayahu (Shaike) Goldstein-Ophir was born in Jerusalem. His family roots in the city go back to the mid-19th century.
He studied acting as an adolescent, but left school in the 1940s to join the Palmach. During Israel’s War of Independence he escorted convoys to the besieged city of Jerusalem, and took part in naval battles.
Ophir, a heavy smoker, died from lung cancer in 1987.
Ophir was married twice and had two children, one from each spouse. His daughter, Karin Ophir, is also an actress.