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 15 February
1893 in Warsaw, Poland.
His father was a sugar
He completed a folkshul.
Out of love for the theatre he became a shill for
actors, later an understudy, and at the age of seventeen
he became a chorus singer.
In 1910 he traveled with a
group of young Yiddish actors and debuted in the village
Wladawa as "Hotsmakh".
In 1912 he acted for a short
time in the troupe of guest-starring Avraham Axelrad
and accompanied him to Czernowitz. Then he acted for
Aschkenazy in Rumania and again for Axelrad in
In 1915-16 he acted with a
member troupe across Hungary, then in Chekhye, 1917 in
Galicia with Ebell, in 1918 in Krakow with Jacob, from
1919-22 in Lublin and its environs under the direction
of Hershkovitsh, in 1923 with Chaim Sandler and since
then in various member groups.
In 1916 W. participated in
Budapest in the films "Lion Lema' and "Simon Yudit".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 683.
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