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
 

Chaim Meir Segalesko

 

Born in 189... in Romania. Parents -- the actors Mordechai and Amalia Segalesko.

S. learned for two years in a conservatory, and already at a very early age, he acted in theatre, composing music, conducting and by himself performing (violin, piano and cello) in an orchestra of his father's troupe.

After his father's death, S. opened the "Duchess" Theatre in Bucharest, and of the thirty of his father's performances in an act of "Yeshiva bukher" (moving the public attendees with his singing of the "Kaddish"), and as "Yontel shnorer" in an act from Goldfaden's "Time of the Messiah", imitating and impersonating his father in the same role.

In the summer of 1922, S. was engaged in America. Traveling through Poland, he guest-starred with an exceptional success in Rovno, but after the production, he froze and there after several weeks passed away.

S. was very handsome, had a beautiful lyric tenor voice, much temperament, and was exceptionally musical. He excelled in the "historical" hero roles, but it had attracted him to acting in "Romeo and Julia", "Hugenotn" and other plays that he maintained as part of his repertoire.
 

Sh. E. from Oscar Ostroff and Chaim Tauber, and M. E. from Itsikl Goldenberg.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1510.
 

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