Alfred Bass (born Abraham Basalinksy; 8 April 1921 – 15 July 1987) was an English actor. He was born in Bethnal Green, London to a Jewish family. He appeared in a variety of stage, film, television and radio productions throughout his career.
His stage career included plays by Shakespeare and Shaw. During the 1950s he continued to direct shows at Unity, and on one occasion appeared in court (along with Vida Hope) charged with putting on a play without a licence.. His stage work also included, "The Bespoke Overcoat" which was filmed in 1956. He also took over from Chaim Topol in the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof on the West End stage.
He starred in Roman Polanski's vampire film The Fearless Vampire Killers (British title "The Dance of the Vampires") as innkeeper Yoine Shagal with his daughter Sarah played by Sharon Tate. In the course of the film, he and his daughter become vampires. When a maid tries to scare him off with a crucifix, he responds with "Oy, have you got the wrong vampire!".
Bass also appeared in the "Pride" segment of The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins and had a leading role in the 1977 sex comedy Come Play with Me. He has had many cameo roles, such as the Indian restaurant doorman in The Beatles' movie Help! (1965), and in Moonraker (1979).
He also appeared in the 1950s Landmark BBC Radio SF Series Journey Into Space as Lemuel "Lemmy" Barnet.
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