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
 

Benjamin Sadigurski

 

S. was born on 27 August 1892 in Kalarash, Bessarabia.

His father was the owner of a manufacturing business in Kishinev, where the family had moved to.

He took four classes in the real school and completed a musical school.

In 1907 he acted with "amateurs" in Yiddish, and in 1912 began to act professionally in the shtetl Kilye and from there spent a year's time touring across the province.

After two years of military service, in 1916, S. acted with Rappel in Odessa.

In 1918 he was, together with Keyzerovitsh, director of a Yiddish troupe in Odessa's "20th Century" Theatre.

In 1919 he toured with the troupe across the province.

In 1920 he put together a troupe in Kishinev, with which he acted in Belz and Iasi, later guest-starring in Bucharest with Itzikl Goldenberg and afterwards with him he partnered for five seasons in the Yiddish theatre in Bucharest (three summers in Jignitza, two winters locally).

 

 

In 1923 S. acted in Czernowitz, after putting together with Berl Segal a troupe for the province and after he toured for a year. He returned in 1925 to Bucharest and began to act with a troupe of six people in one-acters in a restaurant location, but soon left the stage, putting together an orchestra in a restaurant, founding a special Yiddish orchestra for weddings and "simchas", and he also performed in an orchestra for the Yiddish theatre.

In 1916 S. acted as the "rabbi" in the film "Cantonists" for the "Mizrachi" society in Odessa, later the "shemesh" in the film "Tsum altn got" and "Motl" in Sholem Aleichem's "Motl dem khzns".

S.'s wife, Ethel, also acts on the Yiddish stage.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1434.
 

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