Hmmm....now who could this violinist be? I'm sure most will instantly recognize the film this scene is from, but since I'm feeling generous today I'll contribute a hint to help: this grey-haired fiddler had a son who was quite famous as a television actor for many years and who also played the oboe.
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Congratulations to The Tactful Typist who correctly guessed "The Last Holiday" ( 1950 ) starring Alec Guinness and Kay Walsh. This fiddler is none other than David McCallum Sr., principal violinist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and father to the actor David McCallum. In the film, this fiddler was a symbol to Mr. Bird of impending death.
My guess is that the fiddler is Sid Caesar.ReplyDelete
Whoever it is would make a good Rasputin!Delete
It does look like Sid Caesar, doesn't it? But that's not him....neither has this man ever played Rasputin, although he certainly could!Delete
Disregard that last hint, I was in error about who was pictured! It's been updated correctly now.ReplyDelete
The Last Holliday (1950) starring David McCallum Sr. whose son starred in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 😃ReplyDelete
Man, are you good!! That's him alright. Did you know that David McCallum Jr. ( the TV spy ) cut a few albums? Quite good ones, too! Here is a link:Delete
Come to think of it, I'll have to cover that bit of trivia in a future Did You Know? post. But in the meantime, take your pick of a photo from eBay! ( I'll add more photos later this week if you want to wait )