Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 24 September
1894 in Feleshti, Bessarabia.
His father was a
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
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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