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 14 March 1905
in New York, America.
His father was the actor
He completed public school
and he learned in high school.
As a child he used to
imitate his father and he acted with friends' "theatre".
At the age of five actor Moshe Zilberstein had him put
on a beard as "Mkhutn" in "A mentsh zol men zayn"; later
he used to dance in the play "Khinke un finke", and then
he acted in children's roles.
B. worked for a short time
as an employee in a film studio and thereafter won first
prize as an amateur in a contest-production for English
vaudeville; he toured across America as a vaudevillian.
In 1925-6 in Los Angeles he
was engaged by Jacob Goldstein and M. Nestor in their
Yiddish troupe as a buff-comic, and he acted there for a
season. From 1926-7 he acted with his father in
Cleveland, and then for short time with Anshel Schorr at the
Liberty Theatre in New York. In 1927-8 he was at the
Prospect Theatre, and from 1928-30 he was at the Public
B. also organized dance in
the Yiddish theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 124.
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