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
 

Izidor Giltman
 

 

G. was a friend and pupil of [David] Kessler, and for about thirty years they acted together in various troupes. When Kessler lost his theatre, G. went away to act in Thomashefsky's theatre.

G. was a good actor, but on the stage and in life he was considered modest. Most of the time he used to act in the roles for [shlim-mzls]. G. was popular with all the members, and he also was widely trusted. Due to his [tsurikgehaltnkeyt], he didn't remain very popular, although for [tsendiker=ten] years he acted in important roles.

In 1920 G. acted in Philadelphia's Metropolitan Opera House. At the beginning in the year 1920 he, along with the troupe, acted in New York, but due to financial difficulties, he (on 15 September) committed suicide by taking gas.

[--] -- Izidor Giltman, "Forward", N. Y., 17 September 1920.

 

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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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