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
 

Joseph Jacobson
(Yakobzon)
 

Born in 1867 in Zigivke, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine.

A few of the Yampoler rabbis had thickness[?] in authority and at a certain time were slaughtered[?].

In 1888 he came to America.

Here for a short time he was a worker, and after his marriage in 1891 he became an actor with Adler, then went by himself into an itinerant troupe for eleven years across the American provinces, playing a character-comedian.

In St. Louis, D. developed an inflammation of the lungs and died there on 23 May 1906.

J.'s children: Hymie, Irving and Henrietta, who acted on the Yiddish stage.
 

Sh.E. and M. E. from his wife Bessie Jacobson.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 552.
 

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