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
 

Abraham Lax

 

L. was born on 16 August 1899 in Warsaw, Poland. His father was a Hebrew teacher. He learned in a cheder and completed a four-class city school. Until age fifteen he sang in the choir of the Nozyk Synagogue. Due to material conditions, during wartime, he performed as a coupletist in the vaudeville houses and from there was engaged in the Lublin yeshiva troupe of Shlomo Hershkovitsh.

In 1922 he came to America and here performed as a "fat comic" for several seasons with Moshe Schorr.

In 1927-28 he was in Detroit with Littman.

In 1928-29 he was with Glickman in Chicago.

In 1929-30 he was in the Lyric (New York).

In 1930-31 he was in "Tshen" (Boston, with Nathan Goldberg).

In 1931-32 he was in Brooklyn's Amphion Theatre.

In 1932-33 he was in Canada.

Sh. E.

Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Neye pnis'er oyf der idisher bihne, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 31 January 1930.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 857.
 

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