Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Samuel Heyligman
(Shmuel Hekdishman)
 

He was born in 1869 in Rovne, Volin.

His father was a poor tradesman.

From his early youth he attended the circus and theatre productions that brought out in him an inclination to the stage, until Fishzon came to Rovne guest-starring and he took him in as a errand boy and chorus singer.

Afterwards he acted in small roles. Later Fishzon left, engaging H. with his friend's production in the province houses. First when Kaminski came to guest star, H. traveled with him to Odessa. Later H. crossed over to the troupe to Feldman, with whom he traveled across Bessarabia. Here he already composed and [hoyptrolist], and afterwards H. went around with Meerson's troupe.

In 1905 H. came to America and settled in Chicago, where he was the stage manager in various local troupes and acted from time to time.


Sh. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 606.
 

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