- About Abi Ofarim
Full name: Abi Ofarim
Also known as: Avi Ofarim, Ofarim, Avi
Professions: Actor, Soundtrack, Director
- Abi Ofarim Biography
Abi Ofarim (born Abraham Reichstadt, 5 October 1937, Safed, British Mandate of Palestine) is an Israeli musician and dancer.At the age of 12, he attended ballet school, and made his debut on stage in Haifa at 15. By the age of 17, he was arranging his own choreography, and by 18 had his own dance studio.After he married Esther Ofarim he achieved some international fame, performing with her as a musical duo, where Abi played the guitar and sang backing vocals. In 1966, they had their first hit in Germany with "Noch einen Tanz." Their greatest success in Germany was in 1967 with "Morning of my Life", which was written by the Bee Gees. In 1968 "Cinderella Rockefella" hit the top of the charts in a number of countries including the UK. They played many live concerts in New York and London, and in 1969 they toured around the world. The couple divorced in Germany in 1970.Some time after his divorce, Ofarim developed a drug and alcohol addiction. Nevertheless, he continued performing, releasing a number of albums, and also working as a manager, composer and arranger, through his company PROM.In 1982, Ofarim wrote a book, Der Preis der wilden Jahre (literally: "The Price of the Wild Years"). He remarried twice. His third marriage was to Sandra (Sandy), whom he divorced in 2004. Their sons, Gil and Tal Ofarim, are also in show business.
- Abi Ofarim Family