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
 

Max Henig

 

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 teacher.

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.


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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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