Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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.
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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