Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

David Dank
(Tsvibelsharf)

Born on 25 April 1895 in Vinnitsa, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine.

His father was a musician who, in 1900, moved to Galicia.

There D. learned in a Polish school, and when the family returned to Russia, D. studied there in a Russian school.

Afterwards the family immigrated to America, and here D. came. His father and brother found employment in the theatre, which brought them into close contact with the Yiddish actors.

He developed a desire for the stage, which pressed him to participate in the productions of the better dramatic circles.

After he had acted for a certain time with "amateurs", D. became a professional actor, and he started to travel around the provinces to act with Celia Adler, Blank, Gabel, Jennie Goldstein, Satz, Schwartz, Bessie Frank, et al.

In 1928 D. acted for a short time with the "Vilna Troupe" in the Bronx, N.Y.

In 1929-30 he was in Chicago with Glickman.
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D. was also engaged for the plays "Di froy, velkhe got hot fargesn (The Wife Who God Had Forgotten)", "Hinter di grates fun lebn", "Ire letste trern", et al, which he put on by himself in various provincial troupes.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 566.
 

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