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 21 April 1878
in Iasi, Rumania. His father was the owner of a boot
He learned in a cheder and completed primary
school and a two-class gymnasium. He sang as a choir boy
with actor Segalesco when he was a cantor. Debuting as
"Morris Sharf" in "Tisa Eslar" in "Pomul
Verde", he acted in children's roles with the troupes of
Treitler and later with Rosenblum, where he performed in
singing roles. B. traveled to Bucharest, where he
performed with the "Jignitza" (Silbert's troupe), then in the "Dutch"
Theatre with David Hirsh and Brandes.
In 1899 he came with his
family to Boston, America, where he acted in roles of
the singing lover with the various troupes and stars,
who came wherein to act from New York. Then he crossed
the province of New England.
In 1918 he became director
of the Peabody Playhouse in Boston.
In 1922 he was director of
the Shama Theatre, and also at the same time was president of the
Boston Hebrew Actors Union that existed only for one
Further about his fate is
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5049.
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