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
 

Chaim Gutman

 

Born on 24 September 1894 in Feleshti, Bessarabia.

His father was a housepainter.

Until the age of fourteen he learned in a cheder. Afterwards he learned until age nineteen in the Beltz Yeshiva, where he suffered from hunger and "needs and starts", and he fled in 1915 with two friends to Odessa. Here G. worked for six months in a munitions factory until he became a prompter and play rewriter in Korik's troupe. Two months later he performed for the actor Keyzerovitsh and remained since then as an actor in the troupe, which went afterwards to Kishinev. After Bessarabia became united with Romania; G. joined in with Itsikl Goldenberg's troupe, afterwards in the troupes of Ashkenazy, Ziegler, Fishzon, Kompaneyets, the Vilna Operetta troupe, and at the end of 1928 was in Ziegler's troupe.

Specialty: Character-comic.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 469.
 

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