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
 

Moshe Tarlowsky
(Morris)

 

M. was born in 1892 in Lemberg, Galicia, to pious parents. His brother was called "Hershele actor". He used to take in the drama clubs, in which he acted, and there T. used to act in children's roles. Attending as a child the productions in Gimpel's theatre, he also used to "imitate" the actors and together with his cheder friends arranged "productions".

In 1905 T. performed as a declamator in literary evenings and T. left with Cesar Greenberg's itinerant troupe across the Galician province. In 1912 he entered into Gimpel's theatre in Lemberg and had the opportunity to act with guest-starring Yiddish actors from America.

During wartime he served in the army and in Italian captivity acting in German theatre together with the later-famous Yiddish-German actor Alexander Granach.

In 1920 he acted in Vienna and participated in the "Fraye yidishe folksbine," with whom he also traveled later across Rumania.

Through the initiative of Anshel Schorr, T. in 1923 came to America and acted here for a season in Boston, then with Joseph Kessler in Chicago, later in Philadelphia with Thomashefsky, 1927-8 in the Hopkinson Theatre, in 1929-30 in Winnipeg; in 1931 in the Lyric Theatre and 1932-33 in the Bronx's Art Theatre.

T. is a member of the "Independent Hebrew Actors League."

 

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M. E.

M. E. from  Jacob Mestel.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Nye pnim'er oyf unzer bine, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 18 November 1927.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 857.
 

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