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
 

Moshe Markovitsh
 

 

M. was born on 2 February 1892 in Turgel, Rumania. His father was a tailor. Until the age of twelve he learned in a cheder and Rumanian and German in a folkshul.

In 1904 he acted as "Mlakhl" in "The Sacrifice of Isaac" in Bucharest's Jignitza.

In 1913 he entered into the military and due to the departure to Vienna, where he was taken in to act in Yiddish vaudeville with Ziegler.

In 1914 he came to New York, where he became engaged by Paley and David Hirsh in Chicago's Empire Theatre. For several years he acted across the province.

In 1925-26 he was with Hershl Zuckerberg (8th Street Theatre), Chicago).

In 1927-28 he was a prompter in the Odeon Theatre, St. Louis.

In 1930 he was at the Center Folks Theatre in Philadelphia (Dir. -- S. Dikshteyn).
 

Sh. E. from Sara Kindman.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1267.
 

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