Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 14 July 1904 in Bendin, Poland.
His father was a businessman and at the same time a Hebrew teacher.
Until age fourteen he learned in the Bendin yeshiva and
secular studies privately. Later he went into commerce and [farfulkumt] in
Yiddish, Polish, German and Hebrew.
On 14 October 1923 he entered into the
Warsaw Yiddish dramatic school (Director -- Dr. M. Weichert) and on
the tenth yahrzeit of Y. L. Peretz (1925) he debuted with the
school in Peretz's "Beynakht oyfn altn mark (A night in the Old
Marketplace)" (Director -- David Herman). In the summer of 1925 he
went on tour with the studio across Poland with the repertoire: "Beynakht
oyfn altn mark", "Dybuk", "Di veyberishe kniplekh", :Puste kretshme",
"Grine felder", et al.
In December 1925 he went into "Azazel",
where he performed until the end of 1927. In 1928 he acted in Krakow's
Yiddish theatre for A. Morevsky, then with Ida Kaminska and Zigmunt
Turkow in Warsaw and across Poland. Later he went into the Vilna
Troupe (Leader -- M Mazo).
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1352.
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