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
 

Philip Maltz

 

M. was born on 1 January 1892 in Krasno, Galicia. His parents were renderers(?) for an innkeeper. He learned in cheders. In 1902 he came to America to his father, who earlier had immigrated here. At the start he sold newspapers and shoelaces in the streets, then worked in a shop and in the evening learned in a night school. Later he became a member of a dramatic club and participated in one-acters.

After his father's death he was taken in to act in vaudeville., working at the same time (two years' time) in a shop.

After becoming a member in the vaudeville union, he acted for a half-season in "three-act vaudeville".

In 1915 he was engaged to Gabel and debuted in "American Ganef (American Thief)", then acted some seasons in Cleveland and Montreal, and after becoming a member in the union acted in the troupes of the Lyric, Lennox, Irving Place Theatres, and from 1926-9 in the National Theatre.

In 1929 M. temporarily withdrew from the stage, [ibergemendik] an automobile garage.

M.'s wife is the daughter of actor Abraham Fishkind.
 

M. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1219.
 

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