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
 

Iser Bezman
 

 

Born in 1867 in Berdichev, Ukraine.

His parents were manufacturers and haberdashers.

He learned in a cheder and completed the city school. As his parents had been owners of a circus building and a summer garden with a theatre, B. even in his early youth came into contact with Yiddish actors. Later, when B. was already an independent businessman, he liquidated his business, and in 1893 he became the "financier" of Bernstein's troupe, and soon thereafter he took over the troupe (enhanced through Spivakovsky and Sh. Krause) as partners.

After six years he traveled with the local troupe in which he alone also acted, B. went around as manager for Kaminski, and he worked for him for seven years, afterwards crossing over as manager for Zandberg in Warsaw and Lodz. In wartime, B. was director of a troupe in Odessa, Kharkov, Kiev, Kremenchug and Minsk.

Since 1927 B. has returned to Lodz, where he is the initiator of a local collective.
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 188.
 

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