Abi Ofarim

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Esther and Abi Ofarim (1968)

Abi Ofarim (born Abraham Reichstadt, 5 October 1937, Safed, British Mandate of Palestine)[1] 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.[2]

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.

Some time after his divorce, Ofarim developed a drug and alcohol addiction.[3] 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, called "Der Preis der wilden Jahre". 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.

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