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
 

Mischa Elman
(Morris Hillman)


E. was born on 20 April 1895 in Pruzhany, Poland. His father was a merchant, who went over to Lodz when E. was a year old.

He learned in a city school, in a cheder, and as a child of eleven years by himself he traveled to his father in New York, where he attended a folkshul, sang with a cantor, afterwards also the [hoyfn] and at the same time selling the published texts of songs for singing.

Introduced to Yiddish actors, he became with Isidore Lillian a role "rewriter", and afterwards a prompter, remaining in this calling also with other theatres.

E., for a certain time, was the manager of Max Gabel's guest-roles across the province.


M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1570.
 

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