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 in 1867 in
Grodno, Polish Lithuania, to parents who were
He came with his family to
America and here completed public school.
From the profession of an
office painter, V. participated in the "Goldfaden
Union" and then began to act in vaudeville,
where he also performed in dramatic sketches, which he
alone directed. Later W. went over to the legitimate
theatre and acted for the first time with amateurs,
later in father roles at the Lyric, Hopkinson and Grand
On 26 July 1925 W. passed
away in New York.
From W.'s children come one
daughter, Rose, a Yiddish actress. W.'s brother is the
actor Saul Wallerstein.
M. E. from Rose Wallerstein
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 649.
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