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 Bleifer

 

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.


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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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