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
 

Irving Jacobson
 

Born on 18 June 1898 in Chicago, America.

His parents were actors.

He studied in a public school and grammar school in New York.

He acted for fifteen years in children's roles with Pinchas Thomashefsky.

After he sang as child with Cantors Sirota, Meyzel and Soloveytshik, He toured as a soloist (single tour) in vaudeville places and theatres and also participated in motion pictures directed by Sidney Goldin. He acted in children's roles with the popular forces of the Yiddish stage, Ts. A. "Shlmhle" in "Mirele Efros" with Lipzin and Kaminska.

For ten years he wasn't on the stage and was involved with commerce. After that he acted for some seasons with Goldenburg in Philadelphia's Garden Theatre, with Goldenburg in New York's Amphion Theatre, two seasons in Chicago with Michalesko, from 1928-9 in Philadelphia; in the summer of 1929 he guest-starred with Mae Schoenfeld in Paris and Romania; and in 1929-30 he acted in New York's National Theatre.

Specialty -- "Fat comic"

 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 550.
 

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