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
 

Sol Dickstein
 

 

Born in November 1890 in Sekuren (Sekareny), Bessarabia. Father -- small dealer. He learned in a cheder and a shul. 1903 -- came with his parents to Philadelphia, America, where he soon entered into the Columbia Theatre as a stand-in, role-writer and costumer.

1904 -- began to act in roles in the same theatre, and several seasons later became director of the Columbia Theatre with Maurice Schwartz as partner.

Here D. also was a co-founder of the Yiddish Actors Union (Local 6, American Federation of Labor), which later united with Local 5.

1909 -- arrived in New York and acted in various variety houses, 1911 -- director of the Odeon Theatre in Montreal, Canada. Then he was manager for Adler, Kessler and Thomashefsky during their guest-appearances across the province.

1916 -- manager of the Russian itinerant troupe with Sara Adler.

1924 -- had in New York a booking office for the province.

1925 -- married Rosetta Yeager, and since then has acted with her across the province.
 

1929 -- manager of [non-union] Gibson Theatre in Philadelphia.

D. wrote the plays: "Mazel tov yidlekh", "Khasidishe yenkes", "Di groyse simkha", "Dos shtifkind fun poyln" and "Der groyser kibitser", which were all performed by his own troupe. He also wrote articles about theatre in the Philadelphia "Di idishe velt".


Sh. E. from Sara Kindman.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 565.
 

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