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
 

Yosef Chizhik
 

 

He was born circa 1865 in Warsaw, Poland.

His father was a stage comedian.

At the age of nine years of age he had been given to a purse maker.

Around 1882 Ch. sung for a short time in the chorus with "Di broderzinger (Broder Singers) (Tager, Shmuliak, Nakhamkos, Bralman) in Warsaw, and soon returned to his calling.

In 1889 he came to London and debuted as "Poyer" in the play "Di poylishe tevolutsye" (with Max Rosental, Joseph Goldshmidt, Jennie Keyzer, Fannie Epstein, Fannie Blumental).

Since then he has acted in the Yiddish theatre in various clubs in London, later in Paris, Berlin and Belgium, performing as "Kuni lemel", "Di nobe yakhne" and in other comedic women's roles.

Since the war, Ch. was with the "Sharts-kinstlerey (black artists)" in London.


M. E.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- Der tate a barimter varsh. badkhan oder zohn a mshumd un dirizer in keyzerlikhen teater in Moskva, "Unz. eksp.", Warsaw, 162, 1928.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 898.
 

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