Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
He came from Rumania.
When he was young he came to
America and maintained a pub on Eldridge Street in New
To attract guests to his
pub, he managed the pushcart stalls and
carriages for the street vendors, in the background for
his pub in a hall (may) where he put away tishlekh un
benklekh and there was one of the first Jewish
vaudeville houses in New York.
In the beginning, the
numbers were only musical performances through an
orchestra. Gradually he began to engage actors for
singing, and dance numbers. Almost the large part
of the actors, who were there performing, remained
unknown, because they had remained on the stage for a
long time .
The largest income for the
actors in the vaudeville houses was eight dollars a
The first time there wasn't
any admission fee paid; one only needed to buy a
glass of beer.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1536.
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