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1985 Movies: 30 Years Later

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7. 'The Jewel of the Nile' — Avner Eisenberg

Avner, a.k.a. "Avner the Eccentric," played this film's title character, a holy man named Al-Julhara, or, "The Jewel" of the Nile. The film made $75 million. Avner, a vaudeville performer by trade, appeared in only one other film ("Brenda Starr"), but did several plays in the '80s. Today, he lives in Maine, where he teaches workshops on theater and hypnotism skills. - Xfinity Entertainment Programmers

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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