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 July 1881
in Odessa, Ukraine. He learned in a progymnasium. At the
age of twelve he traveled with his parents to London and
there worked in a cigarette factory.
Being a member in a tobacco
club, where there were also as members the actor Jacob
Silbert, Charles Nathanson and Saulie Wallerstein, who
were at that time were just to strike at a management,
and they founded their own troupe, and B. through them
was taken into the troupe.
His first performance came
in 1896 in the role of "Zun" in Shomer's "Treyfniak". In
the troupe he acted for two years. From 1898 to 1903 he
acted in the troupes of Charles Nathanson, Feinman,
Adler and Goldfaden. In 1903 he traveled with the directors Blumental-Vaksman to South Africa, where he acted until
In 1908 he was in London as
a manager in Princess Music Hall. From 1908 to 1927 he
was manager and actor with the directors Joseph Kessler
and Blumenthal in Paris and London.
B. was a co-founder of the
Yiddish Artists Union in Paris and London, and was its
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 199.
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