Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born in 1862 in
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
B. Gorin -- "History of
Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 197.
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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