Israeli actors died in 2011

Here are 4 famous actors from Israel died in 2011:

Reuven Shefer

Reuven Shefer (June 7, 1925 Tel Aviv-March 22, 2011 Tel Aviv) also known as Ruven Shaffer or Reuven Sheffer was an Israeli actor.

He began his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in films such as "Hill 24 Doesn't Answer" and "Operation Yonatan". He was also a prominent figure in Israeli theater, performing in many productions throughout his career. Shefer was known for his versatile acting abilities, being able to portray both comedic and dramatic roles with ease. In addition to his acting career, he was also a voice actor, lending his voice to many dubbed versions of foreign films and TV shows. Shefer was widely regarded as one of Israel's most talented actors and was honored with several awards throughout his career, including the Israel Prize for Theater in 1997.

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Juliano Mer-Khamis

Juliano Mer-Khamis (May 29, 1958 Nazareth-April 4, 2011 Jenin) otherwise known as Juliano Mer, Juliano Merr Khamis, Juliano Mer Khamis or Juliano Merr was an Israeli actor, film director and filmmaker. His child is called Jay Khamis.

Juliano Mer-Khamis was born to a Jewish mother and an Arab Christian father in Nazareth, Israel. He grew up in a diverse environment which inspired his passion for promoting co-existence and understanding between different cultures. Mer-Khamis studied theater in Tel Aviv and changed his name to Juliano Mer for his acting career. He starred in several Israeli films and television shows before moving to London and then the United States to pursue further study and work in theater.

In 1982, Mer-Khamis returned to Israel and established the Freedom Theater in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. The theater aimed to empower the local community through artistic expression, especially among young people. Mer-Khamis directed many plays and documentaries, which focused on issues such as oppression, injustice, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Mer-Khamis faced many challenges during his career, including death threats and assassination attempts by extremist groups who opposed his work for peace and co-existence. Tragically, he was shot dead in 2011 by a masked gunman outside the Freedom Theater, leaving behind his wife and son. However, his legacy lives through the Freedom Theater and the many lives he touched through his art and activism.

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Shmuel Shiloh

Shmuel Shiloh (December 1, 1929 Lutsk-October 4, 2011 Tze'elim) also known as Shmulik Shiloh, Shmulik Shilo or Shmuel Shilo was an Israeli actor and art director.

He began his career in theater and later moved on to film and television. Shiloh was a prominent figure in Israeli culture, having acted in over 70 films and television shows, and received several awards for his performances. He was also recognized for his work as an art director, designing sets for many theater productions. Additionally, Shiloh was involved in social activism, advocating for Israel's disadvantaged populations, and worked as a lecturer in various educational institutions. Shiloh passed away in 2011 at the age of 81, but his legacy in Israeli cinema and culture continues to endure.

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Mikhail Kozakov

Mikhail Kozakov (October 14, 1934 Saint Petersburg-April 22, 2011 Ramat Gan) a.k.a. M. Kazakov, M. Kozakov, Mikhail Mikhailovich Kozakov or Михаил Михайлович Козаков was an Israeli actor, screenwriter, voice actor and film director. He had five children, Manana Mikhailovna Kozakova, Ekaterina Mikhailovna Kozakova, Mikhail Mikhailovich Kozakov, Zoya Kozakova and Kirill Kozakov.

Mikhail Kozakov was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and later moved to Israel in 1973. He became a prominent figure in Israeli theatre, working with the leading repertory theaters such as Haifa Theatre, Cameri Theatre, Beit Lessin Theater and Habima. Kozakov was known for his work as a film director, with some of his notable works including "The Journalist" (1986) and "Uncle Vanya" (1970). He was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to numerous animated films and TV shows. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Kozakov was a social activist and made efforts to bring theater to underprivileged communities. He passed away in Ramat Gan, Israel in 2011, leaving behind a rich legacy in Israeli arts and culture.

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