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
 

Barukh Frenkel


Born in 1888 in Lemberg, Eastern Galicia, to cultured parents. Father -- a merchant. He received a strong, religious education. Completed a school of commerce. He worked for two years in a Vienna bank, and having a great desire for the stage, he entered into it as an actor for Moshe Richter in his troupe in a lover role. Then he was engaged to Podzhamtshe in Vienna, and from here to Ziegler in Romania.

In 1910 he immigrated to America and was engaged in a Yiddish vaudeville theatre of Sam Agid, then acted in Philadelphia and Chicago. In 1912, with Esther Vaksman and Jacob Frank in Winnipeg. In 1916 he returned to Europe to serve in the First World War in the Austrian army as a flier, and after the war he acted with a member troupe under his direction across the Galician province. In 1930 he acted in the member troupe in Lemberg, organized from the Yiddish Artists Union in Poland.

Further information about his fate is unknown.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5081.
 

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