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
 

Samuel Greenberg
(Smith)
 

 

G. was born on 15 August 1863 in Odessa, Ukraine.

He completed a gymnasium and learned  for a year in a university.

He acted for a short time in Russian with "amateurs".

In 1884 he came to America, where he opened a shirt shop, and further participated in Russian amateur productions.

G. married his worker, the late actress Fannie Thomashefsky, a sister of Boris, and he became an agent for fire insurance.

Later he traveled to Philadelphia, where the entire Thomashefsky family began acting in the local Thalia Theatre, and G. also became an actor, acting most of the time with Adler.

In 1924 G. retired from the stage.
 

Sh. E. from Manya Elgard.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 533.
 

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