Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
After acting for a year-and-a-half with Genfer, German entered into the troupe of Sam Adler-Spivakovsky in Odessa. Because of the pogrom, he traveled to Warsaw where he acted for six months for Kompaneyets in the Muranover Theatre, performing for the first as "Uriel mazik" in Warsaw.
Not being content with the system, he parted ways with the troupe. G. organized a group of actors from that troupe and together with a chorus and traveled around as a provincial troupe, performing for two years. G. also got (after twelve years of work) the right to act in Bialystok, where he became a partner with Julius Adler. However, not long after, G. immigrated to America.
G. spent three months acting in Boston with Levitan, then in San Francisco with Fannie Reinhardt, but the troupe soon broke up, and G. became orchestra conductor in a temple, opened a music school, and further studied music on his own, first through the initiative of Largman and Gans Kert, and then returned back to the Yiddish theatre. He traveled to Los Angeles where he acted for weeks, afterwards a short time in St. Louis, and then seasons with Ch. Nathanson in Chicago, and with Levitan in Boston. Also he was three seasons with Anshel Schorr in Philadelphia, and then he based himself with the Jacob Ben-Ami-Schnitzer Yiddish Art Theatre. He performed with the troupe, remaining there for two seasons and acted afterwards for four years with Schwartz in Irving Place and in Madison Square Garden.
Since then G. became manager of a troupe and acted for some seasons in Toronto, Cleveland, two seasons at the Hopkinson (with Oscar Green), in 1927-28 in Chicago, in 1928-29 as manager ,and chief actor in New York's Folks Theatre in 1929-30. Manager (together with Rolland) in Brooklyn's Rolland Theatre.
G. acted in "Nisn Alter" in the New York Hebrew production of Hirshbein's "The Blacksmith's Daughter", and he also participated in several films.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 502.
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