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 circa 1864 in Mohilev Gubernia, into a
family of means.
He used to be proud that he
had only acted in Yiddish theatre with the Gradners. In
the 1890s he traveled around as a comic with Kompaneyets
and then he acted with Fishzon. G. also traveled around
with a quartet (Lipovski, Bielaglavski, Gurevitsh and
his first wife). From Fishzon G. went over in 1902 to
Kaminski in Warsaw, and from there to Genfer. When
G. hadn't any opportunity to act in Yiddish theatre, or
when he used to find himself in the caberets where he
sang Yiddish couplets in Russian.
G. used to excel in specific
Yiddish, especially Chasidic roles. Due to his Litvak
dialect, he was called "Der litvak".
When G. acted in Tukum in
Genfer's troupe in March [?] 1909 he was found shot to
death in his hotel room.
In 1912 through the
initiative of Nachum Lipovski a gravestone was erected
on G.'s grave.
M. E. from
China Braginska, Nachum Lipovski, A. G. Kompaneyets and
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 474.
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