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
 

Julius Prond
 

 

Born on 16 October 1869 in Lodz, Poland. He is descended from Spanish Jews. His father -- a businessman. He learned in a cheder and in a school. Due to his desire for music, he learned to play the violin, sang as an alto and then as a tenor in the "German Synagogue" in Lodz. Later he studied singing and was taken into a singing quartet "Brothers Stein" (Shliferstein, Rothstein, Feinstein and Bernstein).

At the age of eighteen, he traveled with the quartet to the Paris exposition, but due to material difficulties, he went away to London, where he sang for the first time in a shul and then was taken into the Yiddish troupe, which acted in a hember club. Here he acted together with his wife Adela Zinger and bamit to create a stable Yiddish theatre in London.

P. for a certain time toured with a Yiddish theatre across the English province, then went away to America and performed with an English vaudeville in Baltimore (Front Street Theatre). He returned to Europe, and he acted in Berlin's Winter Garden, where he also performed with Polish dance, and he had for a year's time acted in England in an English sketch together with the Yiddish actors Buzet and Sherman.

From 1914 to 1918 P. was internirt and later retired from the stage.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1870.
 

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