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
 

Harry Hochstein
(Chazin)

Born on 27 February 1886 in Otik, Kerson Gubernia, Bessarabia. His father was a grain dealer. He studied in cheders and later completed the Mohilev city school.

In 1903 he went to America where it then led him to his step-brother, the actor Jacob Hochstein. Here he went around for a year's time, but couldn't find employment.

H. had a desire for the theatre that came from inside the home, where his father's manager used to manage the troupes of the camp, Sabsey and Kanievski arranged their productions, and in 1904 H. went around with the Green Theatre in Philadelphia to Mike Thomashefsky, where he acted for three seasons.

Afterwards he acted for two seasons in Chicago, from 1914 until 1916 in Boston and Philadelphia, in 1919 H. was accepted as a member of the Yiddish Actors Union, and acted afterwards for three seasons in Boston and two in Chicago.

In 1925 H. acted with Ludwig Satz at the Irving Place Theatre in New York, in 1926 at the McKinley Theatre, in 1927-8 at the Liberty Theatre, in 1928-9 in the Rolland Theatre, and in 1929-30 in Satz's Folks Theatre, where he also was the stage manager.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 575.
 

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