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
 

David Groll
 

 

G. was born in 1880 in Stanislawow, Galicia. His father was a grain merchant. He learned in a cheder, yeshiva and completed a school.

At the age of eleven he went off to America to an uncle, and he entered into the Yiddish theatre with Max Karpal's [overwritten roles=roln ibershreyer], then he was active participating in various dramatic clubs, then went into the union, and he became a prompter. During the illness of an actor, G. assumed the role of "Shmuel Yosl" in the "Shkhith" (with Keni Lipzin), and he became since then an actor, acting for fifteen years in character roles with Moshkovitsh, Adler and also in operetta repertoire.

Due to his poor state of health, G. in his last years withdrew from the stage and opened a hotel in Saratoga.

On 26 November 1925 G passed away, and he came to his eternal rest in New York's Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
 

M. E. from his brother Charley Groll.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 515.
 

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