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 26 July 1901
in Zawiercie, Poland. His father was a fashion merchant.
He learned in a cheder and
in the governmental school. At the age of thirteen he
went away to Berlin and there attended higher courses in
the evening. B. learned for two years in Reynhard's dramatic
school, and afterwards two years with Ernestine Minheym
under the supervision of Professor Leopold Yesner. His
first performance in school was in the role of
"Mortimer" in Schiller's "Maria Stuart".
In 1920 B. acted for a short
time with the Vilna Troupe in Paris, traveling back to
Berlin, where he acted in the German city theatre and he
participated in the newly founded "Yiddish Art Theatre"
(Azro), and acted for a short time in the German actor's
house. Then he returned to the city theatre, and he
traveled with the Vilna troupe to America. Here he
fjoined the "Unzer Troupe", participating in a German
production with Brekher and Eva Fibig, and he acted
afterwards in Yiddish with Schildkraut in the Bronx.
B. also in Berlin
participated in more motion pictures. Since 1918 he has
participated in film-[oyfnemungen] in Hollywood.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 182.
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