Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
F. was born on 21 May 1891
[according to Reyzen's "Lexicon" 27 May 1888] in Nesvizh,
Minsk region, White Russia. Son of a Yiddish teacher.
He received an education in secular studies and fcompleted a gymnasium and the Jewish school of the institute in
He read and studied in [yungtlekhe
kreyzn referatn--unequal circles units??] about the
Yiddish language, literature and theatre; he wrote in
In 1921 he came to America
and became a professional Yiddish journalist. At first
as a co-worker in "Tseyt", after in "Tog" and in the end
at the "Forward" where he had in the Sunday edition
published a series of biographies of the famous
personalities, about the actors Edwin Forrest
("Forverts", 24 October 1926), Edmund Kin (7 November
1926), Sara Bernard (21 November 1926), and Eleanor Rose
(28 November 1926), as also a worker about the first
theatre in America (17 October 1926).
F. wrote often reviews for
the "Forward" and critical articles about the Yiddish
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. III, pp. 1-2.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 2198.
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