Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Doli (Uri) Nakhbar
Born on 18 December 1903 in Vienna,
Austria. His father was a [hoyzirer], a religious person. He learned
in a folkshul, then in a four-class gymnasium and took his Yiddish studies
with a melamed (tutor). As a child of six he was a choir boy
in temple under the leadership of Itzhak Eyzik Lubotski. At the age
of ten he performed in M. Ziegler's "Yiddish bine" in a children's role,
where he acted for six to seven years. Later, for two years, he was
an employee in an arts- and antique business; for two years he
learned drawing with an artist and again he worked for two years in
the previous business, being at the same time employed as a
decorator in the Yiddish troupe under German direction. Due to the
illness of an actor, N. took a small role in "Stempenyu" and,
remaining in that position bankrupted his firm, and thus he became an actor.
After acting for a year in a German
troupe and a year in the Stefanie Theatre, N. toured with a Yiddish
troupe across the Czech Republic, acting then in a Yiddish cabaret
in Vienna (management -- Max Streng), traveling again across the
Czech Republic and Yugoslavia (with Yungvirt) and acted in 1928,
back in Vienna with Emil Frides. Afterwards he entered into Zirgler's
troupe and toured with him across Rumania.
M. E. .
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1403.
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