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
 

Julius Meltzer

 

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 troupe.

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.


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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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