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
 

Boris Segal
 

 

S. was born on 15 February 1885 in Botashan, Romania.

His father was Elkana Klezmer.

Already as a child of eleven, he performed at weddings.

At the age of fourteen or fifteen, he became Kapellmeister in Variety (Shfatser?, Kaner, Ziegler et al), and with them performed for several years, afterwards becoming the orchestra conductor in the variety troupe of Glickman until 1904, when he went over to the legitimate theatre as an orchestra conductor.

As co-director of the Segal-Glikman-Ettinger troupe, he wrote music to an entire [oyfgefirte lebnsbilder] and operettas, including the operettas "Hop-sa-sa" and "Di freylekhe lozhe".

His wife, Betty, also acts on the Yiddish stage in Rumania.

M E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1505.
 

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