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
 

Yosef Paul

 

P. was born in 1891 in Pruchnik, by Przemysl, Galicia.

His parents were boot merchants.

He learned in a cheder and primary school.

As a ten-year old child he went to his father, who earlier had immigrated to America.

Here he was an errand boy for his father, and during the evening he would learn in night school, while at the same time singing as a choir boy with various cantors in New York.

After, as a child, he sang solo with Regina Prager in the play "Khurbn keshenev (The Destruction of Kishinev)" at the Thalia Theatre, later at the Windsor Theatre and in other theatres.

In 1908-1909 he debuted in the play "Shimshon hagibur" in New York's Manhattan Lyceum [theatre], and later performed with a troupe [William Schwartz, Moshe Dorf, Bernard Elving and Max Henig) in Baltimore and other theatres in the province, where he acted for several years in the moving-picture houses.

In 1913-14 he acted with Sheykevitsh in Pittsburgh.

In 1927-28 he was in New Haven and Hartford.

In 1928-29 he was in Yonkers.

From 1929-31 he was in the Bronx's McKinley Square Theatre.

After he went across the province, where he also put on concerts together with his wife Rukhl (who later had acted with Gimpel in Lemberg) and with his small daughters.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1609.
 

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