Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
E. was born in 1892 in
Grabovitz (Grabowiec), Lublin Gubernia, Poland, to
Chasidic parents. He learned in a cheder and later in a
yeshiva, sung with a cantor, and from him he went away
to the theatre. The first time he performed was in 1907
as "Avraham" in Lateiner's "Khinke un pinke". In 1914 he
entered into Fishzon's troupe, in 1918 he was director
and regisseur for the second (Yiddish) city theatre in
Riga. In 1920 he acted in Russian in "Mirele efros" and
"Potash and perlmuter", and since then he has
participated in various Yiddish troupes in Latvia, in
1928-9 in Kutnere's "Musical comedy". A. also took part
in the first Latvian film.
In 1929-30 he was in Riga's
"New Yiddish Theatre".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 58.
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