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
 

Joseph Drabkin

Born on 15 May 1885 in Homel, White Russia.

In his early youth he came to America, and in 1907 became a manager of a Yiddish troupe in the state of Connecticut, bringing over such guest stars as Mogulesko, Kessler, Adler, Lipzin, Moshkovitsh, E. R. (Ester Rukhl) Kaminski, Thomashefsky, Betty Thomashefsky, Prager, Juvelier, Blank, Ch. Nathanson, Satz, Picon, Gabel, Jennie Goldstein, Schwartz, Goldenberg and the Germans.

Since 1919 he is the only manager of Yiddish productions in New Haven, in the state of Connecticut.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 568.
 

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