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 Stanislawow, Galicia.
As a child he sung with a
He immigrated to America,
where from 1904 until 1910 he acted in Yiddish
vaudeville for which he wrote an entire three-act sketch
and by himself acted in the main role. Afterwards he
crossed over to the English stage.
According to the actor Jacob
Shargel, A. worked in a Yiddish vaudeville house in New
York as a fat- and afterwards a comic until he performed at
the "Clinton" Theatre, where he also used to act in
English. There A. began to participate with them. Shargel says that he wrote a song
that for a
long time he used to perform across the province. A. was
a fine actor and he also acted later on the legitimate American
stage on Broadway. On 23 April 1921 he performed at the
Lyric Theatre in the four-act play "Gebrakhene tsveygn"
by Philip Bartholomew and Hyman Adler. A. was the producer
of the play "Skiding", also on Broadway, where he later
joined Mickey Rooney on a series on television known as
A. passed away in New York.
M. E. from
Jacob Shargel and Charlie Cohen and Sh. E. from Sholem Perlmutter.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4876.
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