Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 4 August 1895 in
Pinsk, Poland. His father was a deliver of wood. He
learned in a cheder and in a Talmud Torah.
At the age of twelve he came
with his mother to America, where he attended a two-class
public school and became an errand boy in a hat factory.
Then became an usher in the Yiddish Metropolitan Theatre
in Chicago, also distributed the theatre [flugbeter]
across the city and later became an [afish-kleber] and a
publicity agent for the variety houses of the Yiddish
As an active worker in
political parties, he organized a group of rich [folks],
who had taken over the Lawndale Theatre and since
1929-30 transformed a stable Yiddish theatre, of which
N. was general manager. Some season 1931-32 he had the
group totally withdraw from the theatre. N. remained the
sole building owner and then transformed the theatre
into a sound film house.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1426.
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