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
 

Berl Borodkin
(Bardakin)


B. may have been an Odesser, where he was a Viennese cellar singer there.

When Israel Rosenberg began to organize Yiddish productions in Odessa, B. participated in them.

In 1879 when Goldfaden came to Odessa, he took him into the troupe, where he had a great success as "Kalman shadkhan" in "Kuni lemel". After traveling across Russia B. he toured together with  Zilberman and the entire troupe to America. Here he was a co-founder of the company in the Oriental Theatre, where he was the second character comic. Through he had great success as an actor, he hadn't [overcome] however his weakness to drink. He opened a bar and left the stage entirely.

B. passed away in New York and came here to his rest.


M. E. from Avraham Fishkind, Israel Tabatshnikov, Ch. Nathanson, and Moshe Simonoff.

B. Gorin -- "History of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 109, 242; Vol. II, p. 30.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 124.
 

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