Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
B. was born on 15 April 1898
in Aleksandrye, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine. His parents
After learning for three
years in a cheder, he left for the troupe of Fishzon,
which didn't take him in because of he was too young,
and with a bare effort he became active in performing as
a chorus singer in Moshe Lipman's troupe in Nikolayev. A short
time later he performed in the provincial troupe of
Sonya Nathanson, then he participated as a soldier in
the World War, and in 1917 performed as a chorus singer and
episodic roles in a cooperative miniature theatre in Krivoy-Rog, soon hereupon going over to the troupe of
Zelazo in Yekatarinoslav Gubernia, and from there into
Guzik's provincial troupe. Then he performed for the Red
Army, and after he returned, again to perform with Guzik,
then he acted with Zeslavsky and then returned back to
From 1923-1927 he acted in
the troupe of Vinokur and Brandesko, then he acted with
Clara Young, afterwards a short time with collective
troupes and then he returned again to be associated with
the troupe of Brandesko and Vinokur.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 122.
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