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
 

Shmuel Goldfarb
 

 

Born on 27 September 1891 in Warsaw, Poland.

His grandfather was Shmuel Marshelek, a Pole. His father was a teacher and a prayer leader.

He learned in a cheder, later in a yeshiva, and he took additional courses with a teacher. As a youth he helped his father as a choirboy, until a cantor took him in to learn notes. At times he attended the Yiddish theatre, and as such G. became excited about it, such that he brought together yeshiva students and other young men and studied a play with them.

In 1908 G. participated for the first time in an amateur production in Falenits as "Max" in "Khanele di neytorin", later with other "amateurs" until he toured in 1910 with the troupe of Tsipkus across the province. Nine months later G. was engaged to Guzik and in 1912 to Shwartzberg-Weinberg until 1918, and since then he has acted in various troupes in Poland.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 375.
You can also read Goldfarb's biography in the memorial Volume 5 by clicking here.
 

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