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
 

Arthur Tracy

 

T. was born on 22 June 1900 in Kamenets Podolskiy, Ukraine. At the age of six-and-a-half, he immigrated with his family to America. After high school, T. organized student performances, for which he had adapted plays and acted in them in the main roles.

He often attended the Yiddish and English theatres. T. decided to become an actor, and therefore  as he won the tenor prize in Philadelphia, he became engaged to Shubert, where he debuted in the second lead role of "Blossom Time" and then in "Student Prince"

After touring across the United States of America and Canada. T. became engaged by Thomashefsky in Los Angeles, where he acted during a summer season, debuting in "Di khazante."

Later T. acted in Kitt's English vaudeville in New York, and in 1927 he again was with Thomashefsky in Philadelphia. In 1929-30 T. played in the Bronx's Prospect Theatre.

In 1931 T. joined CBS (Columbia Broadcast Station), where he sang on radio under the name "The Street Singer."

  • "Album fun filadelfier idishe shoyshpiler", "Forward", Philadelphia, 6 Nov 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 894.
 

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