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Esther and Abi Ofarim
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    Born in Safed, Israel
    Esther Ofarim (June 13, 1941- ), birth name was Esther Zaied
    Abi Ofarim (October 5, 1937-May 4, 2018), birth name was Avraham Reichstadt
    Married from 1961 to 1970
    Recorded the songs ‘Noch einen Tanz (One More Dance),’ (1963) ‘Morning of My Life’ (1966) and ‘Cinderella Rockefella’ (1968)
    Esther appeared in the film ‘Exodus’ (1960)
    Abi is the father of Gil Ofarim
    Even though they were Israeli, Esther represented Switzerland in the Eurovision song contest (1963).
    Their biggest hit, ‘Cinderella Rockefella’ was a novelty song featuring yodeling.
    In addition to their own divorce, Esther divorced another husband and Abi divorced two more wives.
    Neither one had much success as a solo act.
    They performed songs in Hebrew, English, German and French.
    ’Cinderella Rockefella’ was a #1 hit in England.
    They performed before Queen Elizabeth II at a Royal Gala to raise funds for the British Olympic team (1968).
    They were the first Israeli singers to be internationally successful.

Credit: C. Fishel


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