|Died||7 May 2015 (aged 94)|
Tel HaShomer, Israel
Arieh Elias was born in Baghdad. In 1941, he was the first Jew to be accepted to the drama faculty of Baghdad's Academy of Fine Arts. Elias immigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1947. He joined the Palmach and fought in the War of Independence. At first he had trouble finding work as an actor due to his pronounced Arabic accent, but his popularity grew after playing the lead in the Israeli film HaYeled Me'ever LaRechov (The Boy Across The Street) in 1965.
Acting and film careerEdit
Elias appeared in more than thirty films from 1954 to 2006. In 2013, he won a lifetime achievement award from the Israeli Artists’ Association.
|2003||Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi||Grandfather Bar Dayan|
|James' Journey to Jerusalem||Salah|
|Charlie Ve'hetzi||Zaki Ben Hananiah|
|1965||The Boy Across the Street|