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
 

Efrim Perlmuter
 

P. was born in Russia or Rumania.

It is reported that as a youth in 1887, P. had acted, together with Jacob P. Adler in the "Hebrew Dramatic Club" for Smith in London. His specialty is episode roles.

He came to America at nineteen years of age, where he acted in Yiddish theatre in small roles, however from time-to-time -- also larger character-comical roles, vi lmshl at the Grand Theatre, together with Alder, "Shmay" in Gordin's "Yidisher kenig lear (The Jewish King Lear)".

Around 1904 on a Sabbath afternoon, he didn't arrive for a performance, and when they went to him in his furnished and secluded room, they found him dead in bed.


M. E. from Boaz Young and Sholem Perlmutter.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1838.
 

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