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
 

Leon Graf
 

 

Born in 1888 in a village near Iasi, Rumania.

He learned in a shul and in the conservatory in Iasi.

At thee age of sixteen he went to Vienna and finished a trade school, and there he used to restore [restoran  breyer] accompany on piano the Yiddish folksingers.

From there G. became engaged by the Yiddish variety director Rabinovitsh on a tour to Hungary and he returned to Vienna, where he became a conductor in the Yiddish theatre, where he at times he performed in a role.

In the span of his sixteen years G. was associated with the Viennese Yiddish theatre, and had orchestrated many operettas. For some operettas he wrote special singing numbers, and he wrote music for the operetta "Der shabbas-goy" by Omar (?)

Since 1922 G. has withdrawn from the Yiddish theatre, and he conducts in a movie theatre in Bucharest.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 525.
 

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