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 1881 in Botke,
Grodno Gubernia, Polish Lithuania. At the age of nine he began
to sing in Bialystok with Moshe Bass, later with Neyman
in the Polkovoy Beit HaMedrash, with Noakh Lider and with
Razumny in Odessa.
In 1898 for the first time
he performed on the Yiddish stage under the direction of
Rabinovitsh in the role of "Markus" for Goldfaden's
"Baba yakhna". Later he toured with Fishzon's troupe as
a chorus singer, where he remained for two years. From there
he went over to Bernstein as an actor. After a year he
toured with Genfer, where he acted for two years, and
then he spent a year on his own as director of a troupe
that performed in Bessarabia. From there he traveled to
Warsaw and acted for six months with Kompaneyets, later
a year with Mitelman and Sam Adler, then he again became
director of a troupe for a year's time in Poltava
Gubernia, and then he traveled to Lodz, where he acted
four years under the direction of Zandberg. G. performed
in Warsaw with Rappel, where he acted four years and
later for two years with Clara Young.
In the time of the World War
G. acted in Kiev and in its surrounds, making it
through the difficult times of the pogroms. He came then
back to Lodz, where he acted for a year's time and in
1923 he went to America, where he acted from time to time.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 462.
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