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
 

V. M. Grossman
(Dovid Volf)

 

B. was born on 3 January 1891 in the village of Stshavin, Warsaw Gubernia, Poland. His father was a lumber merchant who wandered off to America, and as such when the mother passed away when G. was one year old, he was raised by an aunt in Warsaw.

G. entered into the Julius Oskar's dramatic studio, and from there went over to the troupe of Lermanke. Then he traveled to Fishzon's troupe, in 1913- G. became engaged to Julius Adler in Lodz's circus, then in Warsaw with Kompaneyets, later in Lodz's Grand Theatre with Zandberg. When the war broke out he acted in Pinsk, and he soon organized for it together with Volfzon and Kazhdan his own group with whom he toured for two seasons across Russia, then he entered into a members troupe in Tashkent.

In 1924 he acted in Moscow, then further in Tashkent until 1928, acting for a year in the Yiddish worker's house, and he [leased=skhirut] from the government to act only in a dramatic repertoire, then in a cooperative troupe, which also already performed operettas. When the troupe disbanded, G. remained a regisseur for the local "amateurs".


M. E. from Anna Nathanson.
 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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