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
 

Harry Miller
(Hersh Maletts)

 

 

Born in the summer of 1884 in Bialystok, Polish Lithuania. His parents were owners of a conditorei (cake shop). He learned in a cheder, yeshiva and completed a city school. He sang as an "alto" with the city cantor R' Moshe Bass and in the children's chorus when Kaminski's productions came to Bialystok. Later he played in "Bar kokhba" and "Absalom" when a circus was directed under the leadership of Rumshinsky "Shulamit" and "Bar kokhba" with the circus director Jewish and Italian, who performed "Shulamit" and "Dina" in German, with a chorus of local tradesmen.

Later M. was taken in to the chorus of Fishzon, where he performed until 1905, and he immigrated afterwards to America. where M. entered into Yiddish vaudeville as a singer-lover and thereafter into varieties [going down from the market=geyen arop fun mark]; he went across to the legitimate theatre, acting some seasons in the National and People's Theatre, six seasons in the Lyric Theatre, five years with Gabel, two seasons with Elving, five seasons in Brooklyn's Gold Theatre and in 1928-9 in the Lyric Theatre, later acting in temporary productions with various troupes. In 1932-33 he was in Newark.


M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1325.
 

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