Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
F. was born on 21January 1922 in Czernowitz, Bukovina.
Being very young, he was a choirboy in the choir school of Czernowitz, which was under the management of Cantor Pinale Spektor.
Still in his early youth, he participated in Yiddish dramatic groups and and was often present among many walk-on actors as well as in the chorus, of the professional theatre.
During the Second World War, F. was displaced and sang as a soloist in the "Ensemble of the Red Army" in concerts on platforms, and in 1942-1943, he was a member of the "Yiddish Theatre of the City of Bakou", where displaced actors from the theatres in Odessa and Kharkov performed. There, F. participated in the productions of "Shloimile charlatan", "Di kishefmacherin" ("The Witch"), “Di blondzshende shtern” ("Wandering Stars"), "Shver tsu zeyn a yid" ("Difficult to be a Jew"). He sang Yiddish songs on the local radio, and also was lent out to the competition to be used in other theatres.
After the war, he arrived in the D.P. camps of Austria (Salzburg), and under the management of the actor Abraham Kagan he participated in the shows of "Tzezeit un tzespreit" ("Dispersed and Disseminated" or "Widely Scattered"), "Three Gifts", "Tzirl-mirl from Galicia", "The Big Winner", and small, short programs with themes having to do with the Holocaust and the Liberation.
In 1951 F. arrived in America and moved to Philadelphia, where he became a soloist and directed a choir in a synagogue.
In 1963, he entered the
theatre group organized by Chayele Ash and his brother Ari
Fuhrman, where he is still active today.
Sh. E. from Chayele Ash.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5966.
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