Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
When Rappel and Krause opened a theatre in Warsaw and announced that they were looking for chorus singers, he joined the chorus of Sam Adler’s Troupe. At first Meerson gave him a small part in Gordin’s “The Lurie Brothers.” Then B. travelled with a Mishurat troupe and then returned to the Krause-Spivakovsky troupe, already as a slapstick comic and lover.
Boris went to America, arriving in San Francisco. Here Jacob Frank let him play in “David ben-yishai” Then he acted for two years in vaudeville with Philip Weisenfreund.
Next B. arrived in New York and joined Lobel's Royal Theatre where he got the opportunity to act with Moskowitz, Schwartz and Minnie Gurewitz. He then acted for two years in Chicago with Joseph Kessler, one year in Philadelphia with Anshel Schorr, one year at the People’s Theatre with Edelstein, then Bessie Thomashevsky, for four years
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 42.
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