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
 

Jacob Grossman

 

G. was born in 1890 in Lomza, Poland.

His father was a tailor.

In 1893 he came with his family to New York. Here he learned in a cheder and in school.

In 1904 he participated in an English dramatic club with the Educational Alliance. Two years later he founded with friends the "Hebrew Dramatic Club" (Abraham Fishkind -- regisseur) and there debuted as "Kbtsnzon".

Afterwards he performed in a professional troupe within the province. He acted for a short time in the Metropolitan Singer Hall in the Bronx, and again in the province. G. was a member of the "Industrial Union".

During the last years, G. directed and acted in non-union troupes.
 

M. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 522.
 

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