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
 

Solomon Manne
 

M. was born cir 1858 in Krakow, Galicia. He worked as an employee in a business with relatives. Due to military conscription, he left for London, and there he acted in various clubs (later with Adler) and married a member of that club, the late actress Annie Manne. However the fictitious fire forced the transfer of the play in London, and in 1892 he came to America, where he for the first time held a considerable place in the Yiddish theatre world and was the first to play the role of "Moshe khasid"in Gordin's "Der idisher kenig lir (The Jewish King Lear)" (1892).

M. was one of the organizers of the Yiddish Actor's Union and secretary of the Theatrical Trade Council.

In 1922 M. was an actor and stage manager in New York's People's Theatre. His nirn-krankheyt: sneezing illness?] had lead to a paralysis, and on 22 June 1922 he passed away and was laid to his eternal rest at Washington Cemetery in New York.

"M. -- according to Uriel Mazik? -- he was good but in old Yiddish, simple, not an artistic man. His Yiddish oysuen, the un-irevdikeyt, the quiet attitude...he was very good for such roles".

M.'s wife, Annie, also acted on the Yiddish stage. From their six children, one son is associated with the English and one daughter with the Yiddish stage.


M.E. from Annie Manne.

 

  • B. Gorin -- "Di Geshikhte fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)", Vol. II, p. 47.

  • Jacob P. Adler -- "Meyn Leben", "Di naye varhayt", N. Y., 7 April 1925.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1222.
 

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