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
 

Joseph Tanzman
 

 

T. was born on 16 October 1886 in Warsaw, Poland. His parents were the actors Avraham Itzhak and Berta Tantsman.

In 1889 he came together with his parents to America, where he learned in public school.

At the age of five he began to act in children's school and remained on the stage. In one year it also came to him to act in vaudeville in English.

T. also wrote librettos, lyrics and music for operettas, and in 1920 he was in the Lyric Theatre in Brownsville staging his operetta "Der glut", in 1923 his operetta in three acts and prologue "Der prager gulm", in 1925 in Elving's Theatre in Newark his operetta "Dos goldene harts", and at the same time he wrote the music for Freiman's operetta "Di goldene klh" and later for Freiman's operettas "Zise libe" and "Der goldener soldat".

Since 1922 T. wrote musical numbers for the operettas, which he directed in the theatres, in which he acted as a buff comic.

In 1928-29 he acted in the Prospect Theatre, and in 1929-30 in Newark. After a season he [zikh farkilt] and on 4 April 1931 passed away in New York and was brought to his burial site at the cemetery (plot) of the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance.
 

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 855.
 

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