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 1897 in
Warsaw, Poland, to Chasidic parents.
He sang as a choir boy in a
shul and was locally taken in to the children's chorus
of the Yiddish theatre, where he acted also acted later
in children's roles.
In 1915 he began to act in
roles for adults, especially in lover roles in the
Goldfaden repertoire. In 1917 he acted in Esther Rukhl
Kaminska's troupe. After the pogroms in Russia he
entered in 1920 into the Kiev "Unzer vinkl", then into
Zaslavsky's "Kunst vinkl".
Since 1921 he returned to
Poland, and H. has acted in various operettas and
dramatic troupes: in 1926 with Julius Adler in Warsaw,
1927 in Riga's "New Yiddish Theatre" (Regisseur: Morevsky), 1928-9 in Riga's "Comedian Theatre"
(Regisseur: Kutner), and in 1929-30 again in Riga's "New
Yiddish Theatre" (Regisseur and direction by Julius
Adler -- M. Rubin).
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 610.
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