Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
He was born on 10 June 1866
in Odessa, Ukraine. His father was a grain merchant. As
a child for ten years he worked in Nikolayev and a wine
business. From here he used to also, come holiday, work
as a singer of Yiddish songs, which he also used to
perform in Yiddish vaudeville and during it at times he
filled a role, at times he was given the role of a young
In September 1885 he came to
America. T. became associated with the Yiddish theatre
as an actor and play producer. For a certain time he
also had organized itinerant troupes.
In 1904-5 T. acted in New
York with Adler at the Grand Theatre.
In 1905 he also acted for
three months across America in English as "Rupinsky" in
William Gorise's play "The Businessman", afterwards for
three seasons in New York's People's Theatre (Edelstein
and Thomashefsky), In 1915-16 in Brooklyn's Lyric
Theatre; in 1916-17 in Brooklyn's Liberty Theatre and
from 1918 to 1926 at the National Theatre with
He spent two years as a
patient, in Los Angeles T. there performed in 1927 as "Shlomo
huts" in Jacob Gordin's "Der umbakanter (The Unknown)".
On 2 April 1929 he was in Chicago in Glickman's Palace
Theatre as "Shmuel Ashkenazi", and on 11 March 1931 he
was in the prologues of the same play on behalf of a
benefit in New York.
several plays, from which "Der bankrot fun lebn"
was performed on 24 October 1916 in Chicago's
T. also was a redaktsyonel
mitgeholfn released several periodical issues
of the Yiddish Actors Union in America, with
whom he was for many years protocol-secretary.
In 1916 T. was
secretary of the Yiddish theatre museum in New
On 2 September 1894
in Chicago for his benefit there was published a
single issue of "Di yidishe teater velt", 4 pages
In Chicago's journal
"Shikage" (August-October 1931), T. began
publishing his memoirs of the theatre.
M. E. and
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 887.
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