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
 

Asher Garfinkel


G. was born in Yelisavetgrad, Ukraine[?],  to rich parents who were owners of a large shoe business in which G. was manager.

He became known to a Yiddish actor and became bound to the theatre as such, so that he left home and toured with Kompaneyets as the manager of his troupe. He also used to part-time get thrown into a role, especially if he passed for [the needed] physiognomy -- "Khatzkel" in Shomer's "Bal-tshuvah".

According to Julius Gutman, G. used to import Yiddish actors from Galicia in Hungary, where he had under the concession of a variety theatre acted in plays, not leaving up the curtain between the acts. In the local productions he also used to at times participate alone.

G. passed away in Hungary.


M. E. from A. G. Kompaneyets, L. Zaslawsky and Julius Gutman.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 466.
 

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