Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
J. was born on 14 February
1879 in Baku, Rumania. His parents were small merchants.
In 1901 he came to America
and became a member in a dramatic club and participated
in productions in the National Theatre on the Bowery
In 1911 he acted in Chicago
for Philip and Saltshe Weisenfreund.
In 1915 he was in Detroit.
In 1916 he was partners with Jacob Kalich directing with
the Lyric Theatre in Toronto.
In 1918 he was manager of a
Yiddish theatre in Montreal and had the opportunity to
act with the guest-starring David Kessler, Rosa Karp,
Berl Bernstein and Leon Blank.
In 1922 he settled in Denver
(Colorado) and there until 1926 directed with a Yiddish
theatre and with a moving picture house.
Since 1926 he has migrated
about with self-[tsunoyfgeshtelte] small troupes across
the small communities of America and Canada.
J.'s two sons, Saul and Sam,
act on the Yiddish stage.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 910.
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