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 12 April 1878 in Brest-Litovsk,
Poland. His father was a shoemaker. He worked for a tailor, but due
to his beautiful voice he often had the opportunity to perform as a
chorus singer or as an episodic actor with the guest-starring troupes.
With several of the local troupes M. had
left to wander and during the time of bad business, he used to work
as a tailor and from that maintained himself and remained a part of the troupe.
After acting in the troupe of Fishzon-Spivakovski,
he traveled to England, where he acted in Avraham Goldfaden's
In 1901 he came to America and her acted
in Yiddish vaudeville across the American province, often stopping
and returning to his profession.
M. often brought up onto the Yiddish
stage his brother Isidore and his sister Annie. Alone, he retired
from acting and he opened a tailor's workshop in New York.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1355.
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