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 1886 in Zhitomir, Ukraine to
religious parents. Already as a child he displayed an inclination to
the theatre, excelling in school in the children's productions. He
also then participated in various dramatic sections.
Later he went away to London and in 1908
became a business manager for the English dramatic company of
In 1913 he settled in Argentina, where
he directed the Olympia Theatre together with Morris Moshkovitsh.
Later he stood at the top of the Theatre Excelsior in Buenos Aires.
In 1931 he took over the Nuevo Theatre, landed Jacob Ben-Ami and
Jacob Mestel as guests, and in 1932 again became business manager
for the Excelsior.
Sh. E. and Sh. E.
from Jacob Mestel..
S. Beylin -- Notitsn
un bamerkungen, "Di prese", Buenos Aires, 13
Jacob Botoshansky --
Shoyn 25 yohr, az men shpilt idish teater in
argentina, "Der tog", N. Y., 28 November 1930.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1413.
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