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
 

Zkn Milikh

 

M. was born on 25 July 1879 in Lodz, Poland. His father was a [ben-] expeditor. He learned in a cheder and in school. As a child he sang in the German synagogue and from there was taken into the guest-starring troupe of Tantsman-Spivakovski, where he sang as an alto in the women's chorus. Afterwards he became a professional chorus singer in the troupes of Kaminski, Berman and Rappel.

In 1900 he toured wit Kaminski to Yekaterinoslav already as an episodic actor, and after two years toured across Russia, returning to Lodz, where he acted with Kaminski and then with Fishzon and further with Kaminski. Later together with an entire troupe (Emanuel Chizhik, Bliefeld, Perlman, Zandberg, Shlamovitsh, Manya Chizik, Trontshik, Spektor and Shapiro) he migrated across Poland, where he acted already in large roles, then with Genfer and then back to Lodz (to Zandberg).

Later he organized the so-called "khap-shpiln" in the province. In 1912 he became the entrepreneur of the Yiddish productions in the "Leshnichovke" garden in Lodz, and in 1915 he toured as the manager and actor across Poland. In 1916 he married and retired from the stage.
 

Sh. E.

M. Myodovinik -- Meyne teater zikhroynes, "Der shtern", Journal, Minsk, 203, 1928.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1315.
 

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