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
 

Sender Biber

 

B. was born on 21 April 1878 in Iasi, Rumania. His father was the owner of a boot business.

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 season.

Further about his fate is unknown.


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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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