Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born in Yelisavetgrad, Ukraine[?], to rich
parents who were owners of a large shoe business in which G.
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.
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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