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
 

Sam Goldberg
 

 

He was born in 1875 Kamenets Podolsk, Ukraine.

His father was a tailor who after the pogroms in Russia immigrated , with his entire family to Chicago. There G. studied in a cheder and school, and also sold small newspapers on the street.

Afterwards he ban to sing with the cantor Kalman Kleynavitsh, and after that he left home at the age of fifteen. He toured as part of the chorus of Leon Golubok's troupe, where he was later given small roles.

After half a year he left, already an actor, with Golubok on a tour across America and Canada, which took six years. After that acted in New York in a hall on Manhattan Avenue. Here Golubok put on Goldfaden's operettas.

Later G. toured with "amateurs" across the environs of New York, and for a short time acted in vaudeville, after legitimate theatre, after that some seasons in Chicago, at the Hopkinson Theatre in New York, 1925-6 at the Lennox, in 1926-7 in Cleveland, in 1927-8 in Detroit with Littman, and in 1928-9 with Glickman in Chicago.

Specialty: Character-Comical.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 260.
 

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