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
 

Henry Berman
(Henekh Beyli)

 

B. was born on 6 March 1885 in Poddebice, Kalisz Gubernia, Poland.

He finished a folkshul and learned in a yeshiva.

He sang with a cantor, and afterwards, in 1905, was taken in by M. D. Vaksman as a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre.

After acting in Yiddish theatre in various countries, he traveled out to South Africa, where he acted in Johannesburg in English with the "American English Company", and since 1928 is the director of the Yiddish troupe in South Africa.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 204.
 

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