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
 

Misha Bankov

 

B. was born on 15 April 1898 in Aleksandrye, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine. His parents were actors.

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 was in 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 Guzik.

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.

Specialty: Fat-Comic.


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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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