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
 

Yakov Torovsky
 

 

T. was born in 1888 in a village near Kremenchug, Ukraine. His father was a sexton and merchant.

At the age of seven he traveled over to Kremenchug, where he learned in a cheder, then in a yeshiva, and at the age of fifteen began to work in a printing shop. He participated in Yiddish and Ukrainian amateur productions and at the age of eighteen performed as a chorus singer in Suchodolsky's Ukrainian troupe, later there he acted in roles and crossed over to Yiddish itinerant troupes.

In 1918 he acted in Poltava in the Yiddish troupe under Zaslavsky's direction. In 1919 he was a co-founder of  the "Kunst-vinkl (Art Corner)", where he acted until 1925, and in 1925 co-acted in Segal's "Muzikalishe satire". In 1928 he withdrew from the theatre and settled in Leningrad.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 867.
 

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