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
 

Izidor Grinblat


G. was born circa 1879 in Kolomea, Galicia.

Regarding his profession, he was a tailor, and after arriving in America he dedicated himself to the Yiddish theatre. However, due to the very difficult economic conditions then for the Yiddish theatre, G. used to at the same time work in his calling, and he [also] acted in the theatre.

B. was one of the founders of the Yiddish vaudeville houses in New York, and he used to from time to time travel with Lonfeld across the province. In vaudeville G. used to act together with his wife, who later crossed over to the English stage.

After the vaudeville period, G. traveled across the province, and was given the so-called name "Khap-sphiln".

G. was a fine character actor.

Suffering from a stomach sickness, he passed away circa 1923 in New York.
 

M. E. from Louis Gilrod and Isidore Lillian.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 531.
 

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