Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
He was born on 3 June 1908
in Baltimore, America.
His parents were the actors
Louis and Annie Josephson..
At the age of five he sang
in the chorus in the operetta "Gavriel" ["Khinke un
pinke"] in Chicago with Philip and Saltshe Weisenfreund
and continued acting in children's roles in the
troupe in which his parents had acted.
In 1927 he began acting in
adult roles and debuted with Boris Thomashefsky in
In 1929 he performed as a
"buff-comedian" in Detroit.
In 1930-31 he traveled with
the "tsheyn" of the Actor's Union.
In 1931-32 he acted in
Elving's Metropolitan Theatre in Newark, and in 1932-33
was in Brooklyn's Hopkinson's Theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 911.
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