Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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
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.
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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