Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Later he joined Yankev Spivakovsky’s and Karl Guttentag’s troupe where he made his debut as “Yoav the Gideonite” in “Shulamit”. He then traveled to Warsaw and became a coupletist and singer in Kompaneyets’s vaudeville theatre. Then, during a short period, he played with Tsipkus in the province, and subsequently immigrated to America. Since he couldn’t find work in the theatre, he became a waiter, then a hatter (furrier) while preparing himself once again for the stage.
He then was engaged in the “Kunst-ring” (the Art Circle). In 1925-6 he collaborated at Irving Place. In 1926-30 G. played episodic roles at the Yiddish Art Theatre, where he also had the opportunity to play the role of “Satin” in Gorki’s “The Lower Depths”.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 476.
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