Dolores Rothenberger, former Candlelight star, dead at 79

Dolores Rothenberger, an actress known for playing the role of Golde opposite Lee Pelty's Teyve in more than a thousand consecutive performances of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Summit, died Monday at the age of 79, according to her nephew Ed Potocki.

In 1970, Rothenberger won the Joseph Jefferson Award for her work as Aldonza in Bill Pullinsi's Candlelight production of "Man of La Mancha." Rothenberger also played Sis Daley in the Forum Theatre production of "Boss" in 1973. 

Potocki said that his aunt was "very proud to have been a part of that community."

Visitation is 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hickey Chapel, 2429 W. 127th St., Blue Island.

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