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 4 February
1890 in Warsaw, Poland.
His father was a
Until the age of fourteen,
he studied in a Chasidic school and took other courses
besides with an older sister.
In 1906 he debuted in the
Warsaw Jardin d'Hiver directed by Mark Arnstein and
later went to London. There he was engaged by Yosef
Goldshmidt and acted for him for eight months in
Manchester. Afterwards he returned to London and acted
in a drama put on by the Arbeiter Ring (Workmen's Circle) (led
by Samuel Goldenburg).
In 1910 he acted in
professional theatre in Antwerp with M. D. Vaksman,
afterwards in Berlin with Jacob Silbert, and in 1913 in
Paris with Morris Axelrad. From wartime to 1921 he
acted in Russia. From 1921-6 he was in the Warsaw
Central Theatre and in other theatres. In 1926 he was
with Kompaneyets in Rumania. In 1927 he traveled around
on a tour with Lidia Potocka, and in 1928 he went
across Poland with Jacob Silbert.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 687.
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