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
 

Bernard Geiling

 

Born 15 December 1899 in Suwalki, Poland. 

His father was a tailor who sometimes used to play the violin  at weddings. 

G. studied at a cheder, and afterwards in the Suwalki yeshiva. Until the age of fourteen he learned Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian.

In 1914 he joined his father in America. G. worked in an industrial workshop by day, and attended classes at an evening school.

G. also studied music theory and joined a drama club, and in 1918 began to play professionally in the province. In 1922 he joined the [Yiddish] Art Theatre, and since then has appeared from time to time in the provinces and in Canada.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 497.
 

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