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
 

Hymie Jacobson
 

Born on 9 November 1895 in Chicago, America.

His parents were Yiddish actors.

He finished public and high school.

As a four-year-old child he began with his parents to act in children's roles in Cincinnati, and as such acted until he reached the age of fifteen.

His first role as an adult was at the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia (1917) as the comedian in the play "Fabya ramany".

In 1918 he acted at the People's Theatre. In 1919-20 -- buff-comedian at the Second Avenue Theatre. In 1921 at Thomashefsky's National Theatre, in 1927 at the Public Theatre, in 1928-9 in Boston, and in 1929-30 in Chicago.

In the span of all the years, he wrote many couplets with music that he sung as a solo. J. studied music and played some instruments.

In 1918 J. was Vice-President of the Actor's Union.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 551.
 

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