Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
W. was born on 22 August
1899 in London, England. His parents were the actors
Esther and Saul Wallerstein.
He completed college and
learned Yiddish and Hebrew with a rabbi.
Already as a child of two he
participated in the play "Kapitan dreyfus" in his
parents' and Vaksman's troupe in Johannesburg, where he
acted until he was eight in children's roles.
In 1907 he returned with his
parents to London and there acted for four years with
his parents, Adler, Feinman and Tornberg.
In 1914 he went with his
parents to America and here for a short time acted with
Joseph Kessler. The last time he was engaged, W. was at
the Yiddish Gastsphil production in Buffalo and he
managed at his father's cinema.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 648.
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