Actress Rama Messinger died on Tuesday at Ichilov Hospital at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, after a long struggle with cancer, two weeks before her 47th birthday.
Messinger, who had a long career on the stage as well as in television, received the Israel Theater Prize for best actress in 1999, for her role in Little Voice. She won the same award again in 2012 for playing the role of opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in Beersheba Theater’s play Souvenir. Other well-known plays that she performed in included Piaf, Amadeus, The Taming of the Shrew and Best Friends.
In 2008, Messinger took part in the Cameri Theater‘s new production of Fiddler on the Roof, and played different characters.