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
 

Michael Saks
(Sadeygurski)
 

 

Born in April 1878 in Iasi, Rumania., into a rich family of [angra-eyzenvarg] merchants. He learned in a cheder, completing a government school and [fortgezetst] his studies with a teacher. Living next door to the Rozenshteyn family, S. had in his early youth supported material of young Shmuel Rozenshteyn, who then used to arranged productions. S. had worked with his father in business, then was a bookkeeper in a bank and later by himself found himself in the same business as his father.

In 1902 he immigrated to America, and S. attempted to become a stage painter, worked afterwards in a tailor's shop, as a conductor on a tramway, a bookkeeper in a hat factory, maintained with his brother a buffet in vaudeville houses, became a salesman in a [zeyd] business and then a partner with the same firm. Through Borgen's money [tsu] managers of the Lyric Theatre, where he was as such until seven years at first with Simkovitsh and later with Lanfeld, Lillian and Michael Wilensky, also directing further his private business. Later in the same way he became a partner with Thomashefsky in the National Theatre and then in that theatre together with Louie Goldberg. Later S. became the leasee of the National Theatre, where he in 1930-32 was also manager of the troupe. In 1932-33 he was manager of the Second Avenue Theatre.


M. E.

B. I. Goldshteyn -- Unzere idishe teater-farvalter, "Der tog", N. Y., 27 November 1925.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1458.
 

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