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
 

Leibush Gold

 

G. was born in 186... in Pietrkow, Poland. When very young he immigrated to London, and there he was taken in by Max Rosenthal (as a 'landsman') into the chorus of the Yiddish theatre, and in a span of a short time, G. became an actor. In 1886 G. acted at the Princes Club together with Adler, Grodner and his wife, Lipzin, Rudolf Marks, Katzman and his wife, Max Rosenthal, Anna Held, Diana Shtetin (later Feinman), Manne and his wife, Boym, Schrage and Feyvele Friedman, and when Adler went in 1887 to America after the catastrophe in the local theatre, G. performed in their troupe.

Here G. was characterized as a comic and dancer and became easily taken in by the existing Yiddish theatres and later became one of the founders of the former Actor's Union.

For seventeen years, G. acted together with Thomashefsky, and during the entire time took his place in character and comical roles. G.'s best role was "Pitshe shemash" in Zolotarevsky's "Yeshiva bukher".

On 26 February 1922 G. passed away in New York.


M. E. from Max Rosenthal and Dina Feinman.

  • B. Gorin -- "Di geshikhte fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)", Vol. II, pp. 49, 51, 60.

  • Bessie Thomashefsky --- "Meyn lebens geshikhte", p. 157.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 261.
 

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