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
 

Neitan Schliff
(Natan Shlifkovitsh)
 

Born 4 November 1892 in Lodz, Poland.

His parents owned a small textile factory.

At the age of sixteen he immigrated to London, England, and excelling as a dancer, he performed as a dancer in a Russian troupe. Two years later, he went again to Lodz and began a job in his uncle's business. However, he returned to the stage during the 1912-13 season with Zandberg.

In order to avoid military service, he fled to America where he acted for a season in the Yiddish theatre in Newark (Manager Sam Rose), afterwards seven years in Boston, before that with Kalich, afterwards with Julius Nathanson fourteen months, a Yiddish role, also English with an "American Musical Revue", seven months in California Yiddish theatre with Sara Adler, several years of Yiddish theatre in Los Angeles, several small roles in film, the 1927-28 season in Chicago, what he made for his home, where he [tsit zich] over gain [?] for a professional theatre, acting only from time to time with the "Chicago Yiddish Dramatic Society" or with a guest-starring professional Yiddish troupe.

On 17 April 1956 he passed away in Chicago.


M. E. and Sh. E. from B. Katz

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3063.
 

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