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
 

Ignats Ferkauf
(Yitzhak)
 

F. was born cir 1865 in Iasi, Rumania. He acted with the troupe of Rosenblum, Segalesco, Avraham Axelrad in Rumania and Galicia, where he was popular as one of the prominent comics.

F. also especially excelled in the role "Kuni lemel", "Hotsmakh", "Akhshurush", "Perets" in "Lo tkhmud" and "Khatzkel mshrt" in Shomer's "Bel-tshuva". He used to write by himself and composed his couplets, and some of them, such as "Shtoysn", "Tsimblen", "Men meynt nisht di hgdh, nor di kneydlekh", "A gute nakht" and "Leykht vi a feder", in his  time [known as?] "Shlugers" in the Yiddish theatre world.

At the end of the nineteenth century, Pl. came to America, acted for several years in New York and also worked in Montreal, Canada, where he opened a hotel. Later he would travel around, acting with "amateurs".

On 11 March 1918 F. passed away in Kansas City, Missouri. F.'s brother, Sam, was a Yiddish actor.

F.'s daughter, Mollie Samuilov, is a Yiddish actress.


M. E. from his brother Sam Ferkauf and Sh. E. from M. B. Samuilov.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2144.
 

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