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
 

Morris Brown
(Menachem Mendl Bronstein)
 

 

B. was born on 14 January 1900 in Belz, Bessarabia. His father was a contractor for a number of houses. Until age eight he lived with his grandfather, an owner of a private and modern Yiddish school, then he completed the city school and envisaged Yiddish and Hebrew studies with his grandfather.

Attending as a child with his parents the Yiddish theatre, B. attempted together with his friend, the late actor Leon Gold, "to act in the theatre", and when they were older, they found an amateur circle and left for Odessa. Here in 1916 B. had the opportunity to perform as "Katsav" in "Devorahle myukhst" by Kobrin. From there he went over to other troupes and acted until 1918 with Meerson, Epstein, Libert et al. In 1918 B. acted in Rumania with Itsikl Goldenberg, Kaner, Aschkenazy, Ziegler, Clara Young, Segalesko. In 1920 B. acted in Young's troupe in Constantinople, then for a short time in Paris, in 1921 in Belgium, in 1922 in London, with Joseph Kessler, where he had the opportunity to act with Gabel, Jennie Goldstein, Dora Weissman and Thomashefsky., then he traveled with Joseph Kessler to South Africa, and in 1925 he came to Buenos Aires, where he acted for two years, there organizing a troupe with whom he traveled through all of the Jewish communities of Argentina, he acted then with his own troupe for the first time in Yiddish theatre (six months) in Chile, a month in Peru, seven months in Cuba and eight months in Mexico. In the beginning of 1929 B. acted with his troupe in Texas, United States of America.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 236.
 

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