Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
He was a writer in the city administrative office. He later immigrated to America, where he played in Baltimore with Thomashefsky.
On 21 July 1886, Mandelkern placed an announcement in the New York Yiddish newspaper in the name of “Di neye yiddishe teater organizatziye” (the New Yiddish Theatre Organization) that "Jacob P. Adler would be arriving from Europe. It went on to say that Adler was being sponsored by two Chicago Jews; the owner of a Chicago clothing warehouse, Drozdovitch and the clothier Rosengarten. The article claimed that Mandelkern was journeying to London in order to bring Adler back to New York.” However, instead of Adler, he brought the actor Mogulesko and Finkel’s theatrical company.
From 1894 to 1895 Mandelkern was the manager of a film theatre together with Adler and Thomashefsky.
Later, Mandelkern traveled to Lemberg and brought the prima donna, Berta Tanzman, back with him.
References from Misha Nachamkus:
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1221.
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