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
 

Avraham Grushkov
(Gruskovski)
 

 

Born on 12 September 1892 in Lubny, Poltava Gubernia, Ukraine.

His father was a horse dealer.

He learned in a cheder and completed a city school.

Having an inclination to music, he learned previously at the village [khli-zmrim]. Afterwards he traveled to his sister in Warsaw and finished the conservatory there as a Kapellmeister.

In wartime G. was a deserter, a conductor in Guzik's troupe which performed the Yiddish operatic repertoire in Russian. Being three years with the local troupe, G. also wrote original music from time to time. Later he went over to the troupe of Samuel Genfer as a conductor, and there he also wrote numbers for operettas. From there G. went around in a member's troupe with whom he traveled to Constantinople, then to Paris, and afterwards to Spain where G. acted in a restaurant. Afterwards, G. immigrated to Cuba where he found joy performing on the piano.

In 1922 G. settled in Detroit where he was associated with Yiddish theatre for which he wrote many numbers for operettas, and the music to Itzhak Lesh's operetta "Zeyn idishe meydl".


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 579.
 

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