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
 

Morris Appel
(Apeloyg)
 

 

A. was born on 26 July 1894 in Warsaw, Poland. He learned in Meyzel's school. As a child he sang with the cantors and participated in concerts. At the age of thirteen he acted in the children's productions of "Shulamit" ("Tsingetang") and "Bar Kochba" ("Papus"), under the direction of actor Feinstein in Warsaw's Elizeum Theatre, and in Lodz's Grand Theatre.

At the age of seventeen he left home, went away with a troupe across Russia, where he acted since then in various troupes until 1915, when he was captured and he went back to Russia, where he found it impossible to act in the Yiddish theatre due to the pogroms, which he had to [ober ibergerisn vern] due to typhus. Then he wandered out with a troupe to Czechoslovakia, where they acted in Yiddish theatre under the worst conditions, then to Belgium and again to Paris, from where in 1927 he came to America and acted the season in Newark with Elving.

Specialty: Lover.


Sh. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 84.
 

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