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
 

Chaim Ehrenreich
(Hayim Ehrenreykh)
 

E. was  born on 10 May 1900 in Sukhari, Mohilev Gubernia, where he also learned in Talmud Torah.

At age eleven he immigrated with his family to America, where he learned in a public and high school and attended the third [premye: premium?] for his study "Hundred Years of Peace Between England and America".

In 1915 he graduated from the first Yiddish National Radical Folks School, where he also later was a teacher, and afterwards he studied in the university.

In 1920-21he debuted with children's songs in "Der groyser kunds". Afterwards he performed as a radical member in New York's "Forward", where in 1925-26 he published a series of study articles about the "lyrics" in the Yiddish operettas.

E., for several years is the redactor for the "Teaater zeyt" and since 1931 also for the "Movie-Zeyt" in the "Forward", for which he also writes the theatre and film critiques, articles about Yiddish theatre and actors, and about film offerings and film actors, known as H. Sakharyer, Milton Denley and Sidney Gordon.

As L. Honors, E. also writes in English about Yiddish theatre in the English section of the "Forward" and in other Yiddish-English issues.

 

On 30 August 1932 in New York's Second Avenue Theatre also the "Forward vakeyshon falis" was put on, E.'s [shtiferey] in 1 act "Terkishe veyber".

E.'s wife is the Yiddish-American dancer Belle Didja.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. II, p. 840.

  • H. Ehrenreich -- Riziger ulm pakt on sekond avvenue teater, "Forward", N. Y., 31 August 1932.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1552.
 

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