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
 

Jacob Bleichman

 

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 them.

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 stage.

Specialty: Character-comical.

Sh. E.

  • Noah Prilutsky -- "Yidish teater", Bialystok, 1921, pp. 124-5.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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