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
 

Asher Griminger
 

 

Born on 20 September 1892 in Lemberg, Galicia.

His parents were merchants.

He finished a folkshul.

In 1908 he debuted with "amateurs" as "Motye shtreykhl" in Gordin's "Khasye di yesoyme", and until 1917 acted with "amateurs", then became engaged as a character-comic by Gimpel in Lemberg where he acted for a number of years. In 1928 he guest-starred in Vienna. Afterwards he acted again in Galicia, where he was very popular as a comic.

According to the actor David Lederman, G. was murdered by the Ukrainian Nazis through the Gestapo with the help of "schnim"--Ukrainians and Poles.

G.'s son, also a Yiddish actor, was found in Argentina.
 

Sh. E. from David Lederman.

"Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. 1, N. Y., 1931, p. 530.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4377.
Asher Griminger was first biographied in the Lexicon, V. 1. To read it, please click here.

 

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