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
 

Avraham Blank
 

 

B. was born in 1858 in Bucharest, Rumania. He began his theatre activities in 1879 as a prompter in Bucharest's "Zhignitsa Theatre", which was under the leadership of Goldfaden. In 1881 he debuted as "Shadkhan" in "Shmendrik" (together with Mogulesco) and since then he has remained as a actor.

From 1887-9 he acted in Odessa together with Mogulesco, Aba Shoengold and Sofia Goldstein, and in the span of that time he has performed as "Hotzmakh" and "Hungerman".

In 1901, after a break, he again began to act in Buenos Aires in the Teatro Marconi in the troupe of Neyman-Finkel.

In 1902 he was in the Teatro Libertad together with Berta and Karl Gutentag, performing in the comedic roles of Lateiner's, Hurwitz's and Sheikowitz's plays, in which B. had become popular.

Since 1912 he has withdrawn from the stage.
 

Sh. E. from Jacob Botoshansky.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 170.
 

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