Zimbalist, Efrem Jr.

Welcome to the last posting of the A to Z Challenge. I cannot believe I made it through to the end of this challenge. Other bloggers posts were interesting and entertaining to read. I intend to participate next year and will be thinking of a month-long theme for 2015.

I’ve always loved police and detective shows and one of the earliest I remember is The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Some interesting facts about Zimbalist:
  • he was born in New York, NY and went to Yale
  • his mother was an opera singer (Alma Gluck) who was born as Reba Feinsohn in Iaşi, Romania
  • his father was a Russian concert violinist
  • he has 3 children, one of which is actress Stephanie Zimbalist
  • he was born to non-practicing Jewish parents, raised Episcopalian, studied Transcendental Meditation for many years, became a born-again Christian, and has now returned to the Episcopal church
  • he began acting in 1945 and the last work he did was in 2008
  • he served in World War II from 1941 to 1946 and earned a Purple Heart; he was wounded at Huertgen Forest
  • his first wife died of cancer in 1950 and his second wife, Stephanie, died in 2007
  • Zimbalist is 6 feet tall and 95 years old
All previous entries of m. denise c. in the challenge:

  3 comments for “Zimbalist, Efrem Jr.

  1. April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Interesting man, Denise, and quite the background (violinist father from Russia, wow).
    I’m glad to read you plan on participating again. Congratulations on completing this year’s challenge — a big blogging accomplishment, no question. I’ve so enjoyed coming in here and reading your posts. Learned so much, followed the person you featured yesterday. Had a blast. Thank you for your friendship — means a lot.
    I’ll see you around.

    • April 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      Silvia, It has been my pleasure following your blog and getting to know you! I am happy you will be following Yoani, too. I thought that you would comment on his mother being from Romania ;-). Thanks again for the encouragement and inspiration. xoxo, Denise

  2. May 3, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    I am sad to report that Mr. Zimbalist has died in the last day.

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