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
 

David Blumental


According to Jacob P. Adler, B. was a Herculean figure.

At first he was a badkhan (comedian), thereafter a folk singer, and he acted in Yiddish theatre for Naftali Goldfaden, afterwards for Avraham Goldfaden and lastly for Fishzon.

B. used to act in character-comical roles and when needed also as "mothers".

B. by himself had also directed small iterant troupes.

B. passed away in Yekaterinoslav of hand poisoning.


M. E. from Avbaham Fishkind, China Braginska, Bina Abramowitz and Emanuel Chizhik.

Jacob P. Adler -- 40 Years on the Stage, "Di varheyt", 25 August 1917.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 177.
 

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