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
 

Hyman Adler
(Bartfeld)
 

A. was born in 1886 in Stanislawow, Galicia.

As a child he sung with a cantor.

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 "Andy Hardy"....

A. passed away in New York.


M. E. from Jacob Shargel and Charlie Cohen and Sh. E. from Sholem Perlmutter.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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