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
 

Aleksander Magidzohn


M. was born in 18... in Pinsk, Poland. In his youth he was a prompter and later acted with Gradner, then for years he acted in England, South Africa and Argentina.

According to Jacob Mestel, M. was a "[shveyger]" of the Sam Adler type and he [ongegangen] among the actors as a "scholar". In the last years he used to draw his means of support from an annual benefit that he used to arrange himself in Whitechapel, London.

A [karger] nature, M. on 24 January 1926 passed away in London from [unterdernerung], not skillful at saving money, which his death targeted from the government?.

M. especially excelled in Goldfaden's "A klap far a klap" and "Nye be, nye me", as well as "Shabtai gulm" in Lateiner's "Farblondzhete neshama". In this role, for which he had a great love fo, he used to ordinarily perform during his benefit.


M. E. from M. D. Vaksman, Joseph Kessler, Sh. Tabatshnikov, Max Rosental, Nathan Blumental and Jacob Mestel.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1209.
 

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