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
 

Harry Tchaikovsky
(Hershl Chiakovsky)

 

T. was born on 8 December 1889 in Kaminka, Tavaritsh Gubernia, Crimea. His father was a grain merchant.

His parents traveled to Argentina to colonize in the Baron Hirsh colonies and there Tch. learned in a cheder and later in a gymnasium. At the same time he was with a cantor.

In 1902 Tch. became a chorus singer in Gutentag's Yiddish troupe, where his brother sang in the chorus. Tch. remained there for eight years.

In 1910 he joined the troupe of Bennie Shoengold and Sam Schilling in Buenos Aires, and in 1915 he became the director of a Yiddish troupe in Rio de Janiero (Brazil). In 1917 he acted again in Buenos Aires together with Goldenburg and Jacob Silbert.

In 1919 Tch. went over to the Spanish stage, where he acted for three years. On 22 July 1922 he came back to America and joined in Hershl Zuckerberg's troupe, where he acted for a season in Montreal, then in Chicago, 1926-7, he was with Joseph Kessler in the McKinley Square Theatre, then he traveled to Europe and acted in 1927-8 with Joseph Kessler in London's Pavilion Theatre.

In 1928-9 he was in Belgium with N. Blumental, then again in France, England and Belgium.

 

M. E.

  • Der man fun di baks -- theater miniaturen, "The Post", London, 16 December 1927.

  • Harry Tchaikovsky -- Vi azoy bin oykh gekumen tsu der bihne, "The Post", London, 23 December 1927.

  • T. -- An ovnt lkhbud h. tchaikovsky, "Yidishe tseytung", Antwerp, 22, 1929.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 901.
 

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