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 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.
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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