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 24 June 1899
in Nemerov, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine to merchant
He learned in a cheder and
at the age of fifteen immigrated to America together
with his parents. Here he completed public school and
learned in a seminary for Yiddish teachers.
In 1919 B. toured with the
"Art Circle (Kunst-ring)" under the direction of Dymov
and later Sniegoff.
In 1922 he participated in
the English theatre under the direction of David
In 1923 he began to act in
Schwartz's (Yiddish) Art Theatre, from there going over
to Schildkraut's "Unzer Theatre".
In 1926 he toured with the
Vilna Troupe in New York, where he has acted with breaks
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 201.
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