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 David Ariel

 

D. was born on 15 November 1881 in Lodz, Poland. He studied in a cheder and completed three classes at Konshtat's school.

Because of this, his father had maintained a restaurant where actors used to eat, and in this way he had an opportunity to be introduced to them. Having the ability to dance, in 1898 Julius Adler took him in, and with three friends still, as a dancer, into the troupe of Vaysfeld[?]. When Adler heard him sing, he took him into the chorus.

In 1899 Ariel entered into the chorus of Zandberg. In 1904 the actor Sholem Zucker took him in to Vilna in Sabsey's troupe, where he began to act in small roles. In 1910 he acted with Harlamp-Konievska in Kremenchug, with Fishzon in Yekaterinoslav, afterwards in Odessa, until 1916, when he came to Rappel.

From him he went over to S. Krause to act in Constantinople, to Romania, again back to Odessa, where he was hired by Boaz Yungvitz and Bezman; afterwards with Bezman in Kiev, Berdichev, until they came to Lodz, where he has acted until this time. His son, Harry, acts in children's roles.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 95.
 

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