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 20 March 1870
in Fokshan, Rumania.
His father was a butcher.
He learned in a cheder and
Hebrew and Rumanian privately.
At the age of ten he sang in
the children's chorus in the play "Der podriadtshik".
Five years later Filipesko came to the city with his
wife Janet, and B. wanted to "become an actor" with
In the span of forty-five
years, B. acted in Yiddish theatre in the various troupes of
Eastern and Western Europe, China, Japan, Argentina and
America, also being the first "Eliezer" in Goldfaden's
"The Sacrifice of Isaac".
B.'s second daughter, Mina
Akselrad and Clara Margolin also act on the Yiddish
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 181.
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