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
 

Marty Baratz

 

B. was born on 14 March 1905 in New York, America.

His father was the actor David Baratz.

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 Theatre.

B. also organized dance in the Yiddish theatre.

 


M. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnym'er oyf unzer bine, "Morning Journal", New York, 17 February 1928.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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