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
 

Adolph Erber

 

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 Turkey.

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 provincial troupes.

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.
 

Sh. 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 1597.
 

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