Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
H. was born in 1892 in
Tarnow, Galicia, to Chasidic parents.
Until the age of fourteen he
learned from a rabbi and foreign(?) topics -- from a
He received a request to
"see the world" and went away to Vienna, where he worked
by day in a manufacturing business, and in the evening
he was active in a singing union.
In 1909 he came to America
and under the influence of Moshe Richter he performed in
a dramatic club, debuting in Barukh Schorr's "Shmshun
khgbur". A short time later he toured with a
professional troupe across America, and in 1918 became a
member in the Actors Union.
He acted for several seasons
in Newark's Yiddish theatre and in the New York Lyric
and Prospect Theatres, in 1928-9 in Toronto , and in
1929-30 in the Bronx's McKinley Square Theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 632.
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