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 1880 in
Lemberg, Galicia. His father was a private teacher, a
meshkhil. His mother was the owner of a fashion
business. As a child of six he became came into contact
with the Yiddish theatre by [taking writing=trogn
peklekh] for the actress Berta Kalich.
In 1896 he arrived as a
chorus singer into Gimpel's trope and a year later
debuted as "Moshe the Chasid" in Gordin's "Der yidisher
kenig lir (The Jewish King Lear)" with Silbert, then he
acted in various Yiddish troupes across Europe and also
In 1906 he came to America
and joined Elias Glickman's troupe in Chicago, where he
was employed for several years.
In 1910 he married the
actress Annie Frankenberg (later --Erber), and since
then with her has acted for several years in the Yiddish
In 1922 he acted in New
York, then in Philadelphia. In the 1932-33 season, he
was in Toronto and Montreal (Canada).
E. also for a certain time
acted in English vaudeville.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1597.
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