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
 

Abe Dorf

 

D. was born on 11 June 1894 in Moshtshisk (Mosciska), Eastern Galicia.

His father was the owner of a traffic(?). He learned in cheder and in shul. In 1905 he came, together with his parents, to America where he learned in school, and at the age of fifteen became an employee at a store.

While visiting the Yiddish theatre, there developed in him a desire for the stage, and he performed in a dramatic club where he also put on one-acters. Afterwards D. acted for a year's time with actors in the environs of New York, then he was engaged by a Detroit troupe, which existed for only a short time. After acting across the province, he was hired by Adolph Gertner in Chicago, where he acted for four years, afterwards for two seasons with the Germans in Toronto, a season in Boston with Charles Nathanson, from 1927-9 at Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre, and in 1929-30 season at the Bronx's Prospect Theatre.


M. E.

Album of Philadelphia Yiddish Actors (Abe Dorf), "Forward", Philadelphia, 27 November 1927.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 544.
 

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