Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

(Yakov?) Kofler-Lemkov
 

 

His first name may be Yakov. According to Bernard Fishman, he was born in Bucharest, Romania. According to Yekhiel Landau, he was born in England, but his parents brought him with them to Rumania, where he received his education. He could speak Russian well.

On the Yiddish stage he was called Kofler, but on the English -- according to Ferdinand Staub -- he was called Ivan Kemkov. According to B. Fishman, on the English stage he was called Jack Reynholts, and he used to act in roles of intrigue [?]

K. married a Christian, the daughter of a theatre director, and according to Yosl Chizhik, he was really blind [between the Christian actors?]. He became completely blind and passed away in Manchester, England.


M. E. from Ferdinand Staub, Yekhiel Landau, Yosl Chizhik and Bernard Fishman.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6139.
 

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