Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
M. was born on 19 September
1899 in Alesk (Olesko), Galicia, to Orthodox parents. A
grandson of R' Meirl Promishlianer.
In 1916 due to the Russian
Occupation, he left with his family for Vienna.
In 1918 he entered into a
dramatic circle that was under the direction of Julius
Haler (Director of the Vienna city theatre), staging "Uriel
Acosta". Then he attended a dramatic school and became a
professional actor in the "Freye yidishe folks-bine"
under the leadership of Itzhak Deytsh and Egon Brekher,
where he acted in Hebrew in "Tkyet kf", in Chirikov's
"Di yidn" and as "Kantor kenigshteyn" in Asch's "Der
After exiting from the "Freye
yidishe folks-bine" -- he entered into the Yiddish
In 1930 he came to America
and here in 1931 participated in the Yiddish ensemble
arts theatre, then traveled back to Vienna, where he
took up with managing Yiddish troupes.
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1299.
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