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 (Hershl) Fishman

 

F. was born in 1887 in Kishinev, Bessarabia.

In 1904 he immigrated to America, and a year later debuted in San Francisco as "Aaul" in H. Eplberg's "Dovid in der viste".

After acting for thirteen years on the Yiddish stage, F. had, after his marriage to the former performer Eva Rafala, retired from the stage.

F. had settled in Cincinnati, and in the dark period of Yiddish theatre, he used to bring to the theatre the best Yiddish theatre productions with the stars, such as Thomashefsky, Adler, and later Maurice Schwartz, Aaron Lebedeff, et al.

F. passed away on 10 February 1964 in Cincinnati, and is survived by his two doctor sons; Melvin and Stanley.

Sh. E.

Necrology in "Forward".

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4926.
 

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