Prominent Israeli theater and film actor Yosef Karmon (nee Korman) died at the age of 88 on Wednesday, March 2, surrounded by his wife and four children.
Carmon was born in Poland in 1933 and survived the Holocaust, losing much of his family to the Treblinka death camp. After repatriation to Israel, he lived in a kibbutz, Dgania Beth, served in the IDF, participating in theatrical activities. There he was noticed and recommended to go to the Chamber Theater after demobilization.
Carmon entered the Chamber Theater in 1953 and worked there for 50 years, playing more than 40 roles, including 17 roles written especially for him by Hanoch Levin. In 1963, Carmon made his film debut, starring in several dozen film and television films, as well as series.
In 2013, Carmon left the theater due to deteriorating health, accompanied by dementia. His last film role was in 2018 in the short film A Wunder Meisse.