Michèle Marsh as Hodel with Michael Glaser as Perchik in the 1971 film “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Photo courtesy Michèle Marsh

Michèle Marsh of Idyllwild will share stories of her life as an actress and her journey back home to our beloved mountains, sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library, Arts and Culture Programs, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the library.

Michèle Marsh in “Belle of Amherst” in Idyllwild.
Photo courtesy Michèle Marsh

Marsh’s earliest memories are of Idyllwild. She was 4 years old when her family moved here from her birthplace in Alsace, France. Although she lived in Los Angeles for most of her adult life, working as an actress in film, television, commercials and on the stage, she kept returning to Idyllwild, as if drawn by a magnet.

Michèle Buhler at age 5 in Idyllwild.
Photo by Ernie Maxwell

Professionally, her big break came when she was offered the role of Hodel in the film “Fiddler on the Roof.” Her television credits date back to “Gunsmoke,” “Star Trek” and “Little House on the Prairie,” and include more recent shows such as “Desperate Housewives” and “House, M.D.” Her stage performances include some of her most cherished experiences, such as “Tamara,” “Sea Marks,” “Dancing at Lughnasa” and “Our Town,” performing them in Los Angeles, Arizona, Alabama and Philadelphia.

She has continued her activities as an actress here in Idyllwild as one of the founding members of the Idyllwild Actors Theatre, formerly known as Isis Theatre Company and Idyllwild Theatre Company. She has taught acting at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.