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
 

Morris Vaysman


Born in 1880 in Iasi, Rumania.

In America, he began to act with "amateurs".

As a professional actor he had acted in various troupes, mostly itinerant, across the small communities in America and Canada.

Sholem Santop portrayed him as such:

"Morris Vaysman was the star and regisseur of the troupe, [1916-17 in Schaefer's Orpheum Theatre in Baltimore]. In the profession he was known as "Der shvartser vaysman". The gains he attained, because there was still an actor with the same name. That he was a blonde, and knowledgeable, so that he had been called "Der vayster vaysman". Our Vaysman was a singer-lover, although he already was a Jew in the years. A tall, festgeboyter man with poems, dark, roundabout hair, among which it had already turned silver. He had a face that was a little studded, although he wasn't a great baritone."

On 19 August 1960 V., after a sickness of several years, passed away in new York, and he was brought to his grave site by Lodge 510 of the "Knights of Pythias".

  • Sholem Santop -- "Shlof zishe, shlof meyn shrhle", "Forward", N. Y., 12 March 1965.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5145.
 

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