Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
A. was born in 1886 in
His parents were crop
exporters. Trying to save on the costs of his studies, his
father sent him not to the Rumanian, but to the Greek
When he was thirteen years
of age he settled in with his parents in an actors
home, and they took him into the theatre to act in
children's roles. The actors spoke to him, [telling him] that he could
become an actor, because he had demonstrated abilities. He
traveled to London, where he became a declamator.
In 1901 A. came to America,
where he also performed as a declamator, and he was
included in the "Progressive Dramatic Club", where
he participated in the first production of Sholem
Aleichem's "Tsezeyt un tseshpreyt". As a professional
actor he later acted in various troupes and staged Peretz Hirshbein's "Dos farvorfene vinkl"
in Montreal. In
1928 he acted in the Second Avenue Theatre in dramatic
repertoire, as well as in Vienna and in Poland. In 1929-30 he was
in Chicago's Lawndale Theatre.
Specialty: Dramatic acting.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 10.
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