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
 

Harry Feld
 

 

Born on 17 December 1893 in Warsaw, Poland. Mother -- raised geese at Shereshevski's house. From his early youth, he acted with "amateur" Yiddish theatre, and then for a year traveled around with Guzik's professional troupe across America.

In 1912 he immigrated to America, working with pocketbooks [women's bags], but at the same time performing as a singer in concerts, especially with the "Arbeter Ring" activities, where he became gekryont as the "court singer", left his profession and became a professional actor, and acted in the 1923-26 seasons in the Lenox Theatre, 1926-27 -- in the Grand Theatre (manager Nathan Goldberg), 1927-28 -- in Los Angeles with Sadie Schoengold and Sam Auerbach, 1928-30 -- in Bronx's "Prospect" Theatre (manager Nathan Goldberg), 1930-31 -- in the "Rolland" Theatre with the Germans, 1931-32 -- with Molly Picon in the "Folks" theatre and at the same time was taken in as a member of the Yiddish Actors Union, 1932-33 -- in the National Theatre with Samuel Goldenburg, 1933-34 -- in the "Rolland" Theatre with Lebedeff and Blank, 1934-35 -- in Philadelphia's "Arch Street" Theatre, 1936-37 -- in Philadelphia's "Walnut" Theatre (Director B. Elving), 1937-38 -- again in the National Theatre with Samuel Goldenburg, 1938-39 -- in the "Second Avenue" Theatre with Menasha Skulnik, 1939-40 -- in the union troupe in St. Louis, and in 1941 -- in the Folks Theatre with Herman Yablokoff, and since then has withdrawn from the stage and returned to his profession

-- pocketbooks.

F. also has participated in the film "Der lebediker yetoyim", and in the short film "May ko mshme ln".


M. E. and Sh. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnimer oyf unzer bine, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 23 March 1928.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2380.
 

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