Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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.
M. E. from his
brother Charley Groll.
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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