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 born on 10 July 1894
in Lodz, Poland, to religious parents, owners of a small
sock factory. From his early youth he attended the
Yiddish theatre, copied the house actors, and associated
himself afterwards with an amateur circle, which stage
within the village of Zgherzh near Lodz Rakov's "Talmid
khokhem," in which G. debuted as "Mordechai noz". After
acting for a short time with "amateurs", G. immigrated
during the World War to Berlin and entered into the
local Yiddish theatre, where he acted for a fee.
In 1918 G. debuted as "Khfni"
in Sharkansky's "Kfni un pinchas". Later G. acted in
Russia with Adolf Segal, in Paris with Fannie Vaksman,
in Poland with a members troupe, then in Buenos Aires,
from where he went on a tour across Chile, Peru, Cuba and
Mexico with the Argentinean Yiddish troupe of Morris
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 481.
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