Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1892 in Dzhikov,
Galicia. Father -- a tavern owner. He learned in a
cheder and in a school. In 1906 he immigrated to
America, and here he was a tailor. In 1908, during the
production of Lateiner's "Dos yidishe harts", he became
a stage worker in Yiddish theatre. A short time later --
a prompter, and in 1916 the manager of Malvina Lobel,
and he traveled with her to Argentina. Returning, he
became engaged as a cashier at the Second Avenue Theatre
in New York, and then in Toronto with the Germans, with
whom he remained connected to for several years in
various cities in America.
1926-27 -- became manager
for Michalesko in Chicago; from 1928 until 1931 he was
assistant manager for the Lawndale Theatre in Chicago
(Charles Nelson -- director), then business manager for
a union troupe in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
1939 -- was stage manager
for the Yiddish Art Theatre on 59th Street; 1940 --
press agent for Michalesko in Brooklyn's Parkway
Theatre. In 1942 -- "company manager" for a union troupe
in Chicago's Douglas Park Theatre. 1943-44 -- K. was
"business manager" for Bleich's New York Public Theatre,
then five years a cashier with the Yiddish Art Theatre;
one season with Leo Fuchs and Edmund Zayenda, and again
two seasons with the same Public Theatre.
1953 -- press agent for the
Second Avenue Theatre; in 1954-55 -- "business manager"
for an English troupe (with Maurice Schwartz)
National Theatre, where he also was engaged for
the 1955-56 season (in the "Gezelshaftlekhn
Art Theatre", with Maurice Schwartz).
From 1956-8 he was
press agent for the National Theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 2125.
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