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
 

Izrael Bialkowicz

 

B. was born on 15 March 1890 in Lodz, Poland. His father was a super. At the age of fifteen he learned in a cheder, later he worked with a weaver. In his early years, B. often attended the Yiddish theatre, and [farkert] in "amateur" circles until he founded by himself a circle with actor Mitelman as regisseur, and on 20 July 1909 in Lodz's Grand Theatre he arranged a production, in which he performed for the first time, then he often traveled with the circle across the province.

In 1911 B. traveled to Russia in the troupe of Sharavner-Weisblatt (Michalesko), then went across to the troupe of Lantzman with whom he went on tour across Russia. In 1914 he acted in Lodz's Skala Theatre with Julius Adler-Serotsky, and after acting until 1921 in various troupes in Poland and Russia he became the initiator of various troupes with whom he acted across Poland.

Specialty: Character roles.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 158.
 

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