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
 

[?] Fridman


Morris Winchevsky in his "memoirs" recalls that F. acred in London in Gordin's "Chasia the Orphan", and in Shomer's "A klap far a klap", and he writes:

"Fridman was already dead, he was one of the best comics of this time. He often amused us, but only when he was performing. To a misfortune, he used to visit the editors, where he used to simply dergeyn the years. "Shrabt aran ins bletl" -- was his stereotypical question. He used to say what people should say about him. He then said, "a veyb mit ofelekh" [wife with children], ny, vos? An geyt's den un? [S'iz den eyer ekt?] shrabt's! zogt, Mister Fridman.... great comic ....  gud, ay-ay-ay, zingt... a prakht, a rakht, an geyt's den un? Lmen Hashem, fargent nit dus zingin, yan bin'd a mshurr in shil, in s'geyt tsi ymim nurim".

  • M. Winchevsky -- "Erinerungen", Moscow, 1926, pp. 223-224.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5045.
 

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