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Jewish writer whose stories about Tevye the Dairyman inspired the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. His actual name was Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich; he was known throughout his career by his pen name of Sholem Aleichem.
He wrote a Jewish-themed variation on Robinson Crusoe when he was fifteen years old. In 1905, he moved to New York City, his family facing the threat of pogroms in Russia.
His literary work inspired the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof, which was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life.
How did Sholem Aleichem die?
Sholem Aleichem's death was caused by Diabetes.
|Cause of death||Diabetes|
|Age of death||57 years|
|Birthday||February 18, 1859|
|Death date||May 13, 1916|
|Place of death||New York, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|