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

1931-1967
 

Alexander Oberlender
 

Born about 1854 in Odessa, Ukraine, into a well-to-do family, and engaged to an "advocateur".

When his sister Sonya became a Yiddish artist, he found his true work and became a manager of a Yiddish theatre, still engaged by theatres and received permission[?]

After his sister's death, he went to London, she gave up (having) a child and came with him to America.

Here he acted a year in Chicago, and soon left hereupon for the stage. He became an advertising agent for the theatres and helped with the organization of theatre usher's union.

On 22 October 1913 O. passed away in New York and was brought to his eternal rest in Union Field Cemetery (Queens, New York).


M. E. from his wife.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig--"Hinter forhang", Vilna, 1928, pp. 86-89.

  • Jacob P. Adler---40 Years on the Stage, "Di varheyt", N.Y., 1916, 1917, 1918.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 1.
 

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