Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
15 March 1894 in Lodz, Poland.
parents were petty merchants.
learned in a folkshul.
he performed with an amateur group, where he had acted until 1910. He
decided then to make the theatre his
profession. Later he acted for a year in the Lodz
Yiddish vaudeville house.
he performed in Titelman's troupe at the Olympia Theatre
in Lodz and went on tour with this company.
he went to Pskov to be with Zhitomirsky's troupe, and
after three months he went out with a member's troupe
1920 B. has acted in Lodz in the troupe of Kuperman, and
afterwards was in a Lodz collective.
Specialty: Young comic.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 121.
You can read a bit more about Hersh Balbirski in the memorial volume, no 5, by
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