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 1857 in Bershan, Russia.
His father was a cantor.
Until his marriage, G.
learned in a yeshiva, then he became a businessman, and
he also participated in amateur productions.
In 1887 he began to act
G. had for many years acted
in the following troupes: Shomer in Russia; Kaminska in
Poland; Gimpel in Galicia; and later most of the time he
was a director in Paris and London.
G. used to act together with
his wife Polia and their two daughters.
G. also may have written a
In 1925 G. passed away in
Paris with his sons, wholesale fur merchants.
Sh. E. from
B. Gorin -- History of
Yiddish Theatre, Vol. I, p. 234.
M. Myodavnik -- "Meyne teater-zikhroynes", "Der shtern",
Minsk, 1, 1926.
David Kessler -- Fun
berta biz rostov, "Der tog", N. Y.,
28 January 1917.
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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