Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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.
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F. had later withdrawn from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.
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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