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Actor Luther Adler
New York (JTA) — Luther
Adler, a stage and screen actor
who starred in "Fiddler on the
Roo' on Broadway, died Dec. 8 at
his home in Kurtztown, Pa. He
Mr. Adler appeared in the
English-language and Yiddish
theater, in films and on television
for seven decades.
His appearance in 1965 as
Tevye in Fiddler, replacing Zero
Mostel, was Mr. Adler's first ex-
perience with a musical. Not
geared to a singing role, he bowed
out of the production after a few
months but headed the national
touring cast the next year.
Mr. Adler became established
as a Broadway star in the 1930s
with the Group Theater's prod-
uctions of works by Clifford Odets.
He played Adolf Hitler in two
The Magic Face and The
Mr. Adler was born in New
York City, the son of Jacob P.
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Detroit Allied Jewish Campaign chairman Stanley Frankel and
Jewish Welfare Federation Executive Vice President Wayne Feinstein
last week presented a $500,000 check to the Jewish Agency's Harry
Rosen, left, as part of the United Jewish Appeal's December cash drive.
At right is United Jewish Appeal vice chairman Bernard Borine.
Dr. Seymour Solomon, a podiat-
rist practicing in Dearborn for 42
years, died Dec. 11.
Dr. Solomony, 68, was a native
Detroiter. He was one of the first
podiatrists to perform surgery in a
general hospital and he lectured
on foot surgery throughout the
United States in the 1950s and
1960s. He was a past president of
the Wayne County Podiatry Asso-
ciation, a member of the Ameri-
can Society of Podiatric Medicine
and a fellow of the American Col-
lege of Foot Surgery. Dr. Solomon
was a member of Temple
Emanu-El and Morgenthau
Lodge of B'nai B'rith.
He leaves his wife, Ferne; a son,
Dr. Donald; a daughter, Barbara
of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a sister, Mrs.
Ben (Florence) Feinstein; and one
Adler, a founder of the Yiddish
theater in America, and Sarah
Adler, the actress. It was his
father who first introduced him as
a boy of 5 in a Yiddish play,
Schinendrick, at the Thalia Thea-
ter in Manhattan in 1908.
David A. Gilman, treasurer of
Alloy Metals Inc., died Dec. 11.
Mr. Gilman, 88, was born in
New York and had lived in De-
troit 82 years. He was a member of
Adat Shalom Synagogue and was
a 32nd degree Mason.
He leaves a son, Milton; a
daughter, Mrs. Ivan (Pegi) Jacob-
son; a sister, Mrs. Helen Marks of
Chicago, Ill.; and five grandchil-
dren. Services 10 a.m. today at
Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Arnold Bean, manager of the
'Becker Produce Co. for 20 years,
died Dec. 12.
Mr. Bean, 57, was a member of
Cong. Beth Abraham Hillel
Moses and its men's club, and
Yetz-Cohen post of the Jewish
Survived by his wife, Doris
(Grober); his mother, Rose; two
sisters, Mrs. Irving (Betty) Mar-
tin and Sarah Taylor.
Mrs. Dorothy King, a Past Mat-
ron of Purity Chapter, Order of
the Eastern Star, died Dec. 11.
-Mrs. King was a native Detroiter.
She was 79.
She leaves her husband, Joseph
B.; two daughters, Mrs. Nathan
(Geraldine) Adler, and Mrs. Al-
bert (Flodel) Mersel of Miami Be-
ach, Fla.; three grandchildren and