with Nehemiah Persoff
Eastchester Public Library is thrilled to present "An Afternoon with Nehemiah Persoff" on Sunday, January 23rd at 3:00 pm via Zoom.
Mr. Persoff, now 102 years old, has appeared in more than 4o films and over 300 television episodes during his long, illustrious career. An inaugural member of The Actor's Studio, he has shared the screen with a who's who of American screen legends including James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Barbra Streisand and countless others. His credits include the role of Little Napoleon in Some Like it Hot, Rebbe Mendel in Yentl, and the voice of Papa Mousekewitz in An American Tail. Mr. Persoff's memoir, The Many Faces of Nehemiah was published in 2021.
Mr. Persoff will be interviewed by actor, director and playwright Mark F. Jenkins, lifetime member of The Actor's Studio, Co-founder of Freehold Theatre Lab and former professor and Head of the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of
Washington where he is now Professor Emeritus. Mark is honored to be in conversation with Mr. Persoff for this special event.
Join us for this Zoom visit, in which Mr. Persoff will answer your questions about his long life and more than half-century career! Registration required to receive Zoom information.
In conjunction with this special interview, we will show 3 classic films featuring Nehemiah Persoff in January. Yentl will be shown on Sunday, January 2nd, Some Like it Hot on Friday, January 7th and The Harder they Fall on Friday, January 21st. Friday films will be shown at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Sunday film programs begin at 2:00 pm. Tune in and see Mr. Persoff perform in these versatile roles. Seating is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions so arrive early to guarantee a seat for the show.