Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Sidney Goldin

Born on 24 March 1880 in Odessa, Ukraine.

His father was a businessman who immigrated to America. Here G. completed public school.

As a youth he was a newspaper seller and "matured" around the theatre.

In 1895 he traveled for the first time to Baltimore to work for Aba Schoengold, and afterwards he acted with Gabel.

In 1919 G. left the Yiddish stage and he dedicated himself to film. G. as a polished actor was in "Ey End Es" film company, and henceforth there came the possibility of him becoming the first director of a Yiddish lebnsbilds "Mendl beylis", "Yizkhor" by Sandler (filmed in Vienna with the New York Yiddish Art Theatre), "East and West" with Molly Picon, and "Ist seyd sadie".

In November 1929, G. directed the first Yiddish "talkie" (talking film), "Ed mti (Until When)" with Berta Gerstin, Lazar Freed et al.

G.'s wife, Betty Gertner-Goldin, is a Yiddish actress and a film actress.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 270.
 

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