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
 

Nathan (Naftali) Frank


Elder brother of the Yiddish actor Jacob Frank.

He had love to khln with theatre, and he was raised in the Yiddish theatre by his later famous brother Jacob, with whom he began in Philadelphia, where they had acted for three years, until Thomashefsky had his wife aroygeshtupt.

F. afterwards opened a Yiddish vaudeville house in the Bowery and Rivington Street in New York, where it existed for a half-year.

According to Joseph Graper, it was called "Eldorado", and was the first Yiddish vaudeville house in New York (Joseph Graper acted there, along with Dave Solomonesko and Louis Kopelman).

F. had later withdrawn from the theatre and went into real estate.
 

M. E. from Jacob Frank and Louie Gilrod.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4178.
 

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