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
 

Jacob Bergreen
(Bergrin/Grinberg)
 

 

B. was born on 24 June 1899 in Nemerov, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine to merchant parents.

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 Belasco.

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 until today.
 

M. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnim'er oyf unzer bine, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 28 January 1927.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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