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
 

Mendl Plavner
 

 

P. was born in 1890 in Lodz, Poland.

He comes from a family of singers and players, a part of R' Fishl Moshe Vilner, one of the important badkhanim in Lodz in the time of the Broder Singers.

His father was a weaver and non-professional cantor and prayer leader.

He learned in cheders and in Kanshtat's school. Through often attending the Yiddish theatre, he began to love to act and became a member of the amateur groups.

Later he performed as a chorus singer for Zandberg in the "Grand Theatre", where he soon began to act in small roles and later, performing with various itinerant troupes across the province, first dramatic and lover roles. P. was seen as being a fine actor, but a sickness in him created a disturbance within him. P. passed away in the summer of 1918.

His sister, Rivke'le Plaviner (later Regina Berger), was a Yiddish actress.


M. E. from Regina Plavner.

"Idishe bine", Warsaw, I, 1921.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 687.
 

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