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 on 14 October
1900 in Bzhezhani (Brzeżany), Eastern Galicia. His father was the
owner of a guesthouse, where Broder Singers used to
He learned in a cheder, then
with a local rabbi. He completed a folkshul and a
two-class gymnasium. in 1913 he went away to England to
a relative and worked in his chocolate factory.
During the war he returned
and migrated in 1916 to Vienna, where he did various
jobs, until Jonah Reyzman took him into the Yiddish
theatre as a prompter. After eight years of prompting in
various troupes in Vienna, Rumania, the Czech Republic
and Yugoslavia, T. debuted in 1926 in Munkacs with the
Shtramer troupe as "Khatskel drakhme" in Gordin's "God,
Man and Devil" and acted afterwards for a season with
Yungvirt in the Czech Republic and Yugoslavia. In 1928
he was with Emil Frides' troupe in Vienna, then with
other Yiddish troupes in Vienna.
T. was he first prompter in
the different Yiddish troupes of Vienna.
M. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 865.
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