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
 

Ben Gilman

 

G. was born on 14 November 1889 in Kitai-Gorod, Kamenets Podolsk Gubernia, Ukraine. His father -- name of flour storehouse and [forest=welder]. He learned in a cheder. When he was young, he became an orphan, and G. in1903 immigrated with his family to America, where he attended public school.

In 1905 G. became president of the "Gordin Literary Circle" and later published stories and songs in "Tseytgeyst", "Di varheyt" and "Der idisher arbeyter" under the direction of David Pinski.

Through the initiative of Gordin, who stayed in close contact with the circle in his name, Gilman became a press agent in Cleveland's Globe Theatre, where he then became manager, later he was four four years manager with Schulman and Rovinger in their New York People's Theatre, two years as manager of the Liberty Theatre in Brooklyn, a season, together with Max Goldberg, with the Vilna Troupe in New York's Lipzin Theatre, then manager and partner (with Cashier) in the McKinley Square theatre in the Bronx, and from 1928-30 he was a press agent for German.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 477.
 

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