Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Chaim Abramovitsh

An Odesser, he was for seven years a singer in the Vienna wine cellars.

He had a beautiful tenor voice and was very well-known in his time.

He immigrated to Constantinople where he worked for cigarettes.

In 1875 he participated in Cesar Greenberg's production of "Mkhrit yosef (The Sale of Joseph)".

During the Russo-Turkey War he came to Lemberg together with Lukatsher and Linetsky and at the inn put on at  "Beym filitnik" the sketch "Di shlakht fun plevne (The Battle of Plevne)".

Once, during such a "performance"--narrated by Sam Ludvik--as a tailor up on the "stage", A. took a measurement of an article of clothing that he had later brought as a gift together with a golden clock as a required expression(?).

From Lemberg A. went to Budapest where he was no longer able to sing (because he became too heavy), and he left his beard(?) and handed over the pile with the old clothing(?)

A. died in Budapest, leaving four daughters and a son.


M. E. from Cesar Greenberg and Sam Ludvik.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 6.
 

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