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
 

Rafael Boyarsky-Bogart

 

B. was born on 15 December 1868 in Odessa, Ukraine. His father was a theatre tailor, and in this way B. was still a child any status in the theatre air. He immigrated to America, and there he began to participate in Russian amateur productions.

When there came to New York in 1882 the first Yiddish theatre production organized by Thomashefsky, he also found among sympathy(?). As such he constantly was around Yiddish theatre until 1905-6 when he opened on 245 Grand Street one of the first Yiddish vaudeville houses, where later there also occurred the first strike in a Yiddish vaudeville house.

For a certain time B. also was co-manager with Dr. Breslau in the Russian productions of Nazimova and Ulianov in New York.

B. was popular in the theatre circles as a courageous and kind man.

On 1 August 1925 B. passed away in New York.


M. E. from Ab. Cahan, B. Weinstein and Stambulka.
Sh. E. from his brother, Adv. Bernard Bogart.

B. Gorin -- "History of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 24.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 120.
 

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