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
 

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.

Specialty: Character-comical.


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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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