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
 

Mordechai Peltz
 

 

Born in Warsaw, Poland. His father was a Gerer Chasid. As a student of twelve he sang "alto" in the Prager choral school with Cantor Alter Orlevsy. At the age of eighteen he became a chorister in Warsaw's choral school on Tlomatske for Cantor Sherman and later with Cantor Sirota. At the same time he also participated in concerts and acted in Yiddish with amateurs.

He immigrated to Argentina where he entered into the Buenos Aires Yiddish "Teatro Olympia" as a chorister and later, during the guest roles of Morris Moshkovitsh, Bina Abramowitz and Kalman Yuvelir, Berta and Karl Gutentag, he took to acting in small and large roles, also having the opportunity to participate in the productions with the guest-stars from North America and Europe: Goldenburg, Kremer, Morevsky, Sokolov, Wallerstein, Teitelbaum, Lobel, Maurice Schwartz, Jacob Ben Ami et al.

In 1931, thanks to the initiative of P., [who] succeeded in transforming the "Argentino" into a Yiddish theatre under his and Leon Brest's production. 1932 -- staged with the "Teatro Ombu", 1933 -- again took over the "Teatro Argentino" for a member troupe that later united with a second troupe to act for six weeks, together with Maurice Schwartz in the "Teatro Colisseum". Since then, until 1942, he was a member in the member troupe in the "Teatro Excelsior", where he acted in father and character roles, and also he participated in the commercial production of the troupe. 1943 -- under management of Rosenberg, was the business director of the "Teatro Excelsior".

On 7 November 1944 he staged in the "Teatro Mitro" his play "Dos lebn beyt zikh".

P. several times was a member of the management of the Yiddish Actors Union in Argentina, and he raised 100,000 pesos for the local Yiddish actors' home.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1830.
 

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