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
 

Sam Dayen
 

 

G. was born in 1862 in Odessa, Ukraine.

His father was a bookbinder.

He learned in a cheder and in the government school.

He sung with a cantor.

In 1890 he came to London where, through his brother-in-law J. Katzman, he was taken into the local Yiddish troupe, debuting as "Yoab hgdeuny" in "Shulamit". Later he acted in father roles.

From London D. traveled to South Africa, where he together with Jacob Rozenfeld, arranged several Yiddish amateur productions and then brought to South Africa his brother-in-law and the actors Esther And Saul Wallerstein with whom he put together the first Yiddish troupe in South Africa.

D. participated from time to time in the productions of the Yiddish troupes, which guest starred in South Africa.
 

Sh. E. from Jacob Katzman.

B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 197.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 539.
 

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