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
 

Albert [Velvl Alter] Friedman


Born in 1855 in Minsk, White Russia.

He learned in a Talmud Torah.

At first he was a badkhan (comedian) and a folksinger.

In 1873 he entered into Goldfaden's troupe as the "first lover".

He immigrated to America where he acted on the Yiddish stage.

On 16 October 1913 he passed away and was brought to his eternal rest in Maspeth, Long Island, [in the society burial plot of]  Workmen's Circle Branch 6 where he was a member.

His wife, Lara, has also acted on the Yiddish stage.
 

M. E. from his wife Lara Friedman and Sh. E. from Ch. Goldstein.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5030.
 

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