‘Barney Miller’s’ Hal Linden plants some roots in Israel

When Hal Linden made his first visit to Israel in the late 1970s, he could walk the streets relatively anonymously.

Israel Television, then just one channel, hadn’t picked up the hit American sitcom Barney Miller that Linden played the title role in alongside ensemble players like Abe Vigoda. However, a station dial away, Jordan TV’s English language station was broadcasting the show about an idiosyncratic New York city police precinct with Arabic subtitles.

“When I went to Bethlehem, I was mobbed,” laughed Linden, now 85 and back in Israel leading an “active seniors” mission for Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael – Jewish National Fund.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Barney-Millers-Hal-Linden-plants-some-roots-in-Israel-456172

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