SACHS, ANDREW

SACHS, ANDREW
SACHS, ANDREW (1930– ), British actor. Born in Berlin, Sachs came to Britain as a child, following his father, who had been arrested and released by the Gestapo a few days before Kristallnacht.\>\> Sachs was an actor from 1948 and appeared in supporting roles in dozens of films, as well as on television and radio. He became internationally renowned for playing "Manuel," the hapless Spanish waiter, in the BBC's Fawlty Towers, produced in two series in 1975 and 1979 and often regarded as the greatest British television comedy ever made. In 2004 Sachs produced a series for BBC radio on the history of the Jews of Britain, The Jewish Tapestry. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: M. Bright and R. Ross, Fawlty Towers: Fully Booked (2001). (William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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