Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Y. was born August 11, 1902 in
Grodno, Polish Lithuania. He graduated from a Hebrew school
and sang as a choir boy with Yoshe Slonimer, the city
cantor; then he traveled about with other cantors. During the war, Yablokoff
was taken by theatre director Guzik into his troupe
where he made his debut in a child’s role as
“Isrolik” in Thomashefsky’s “Dos pintele yid.” Later
he moved into adult roles in Lipovski's and Kompaneyets'
troupes, worked with the ”Kovner United Troupe” for four
years and then traveled around Lettland [Latvia],
Germany and Holland.
He arrived in America in
1924. He played in Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. In
the 1927-8 season acted at the Hopkinson’s Theatre in
at Brooklyn’s Lyric Theatre,
1930-32 was at the Lawndale Theatre in Chicago. In 1931 he toured Paris with Misha
On 24 February 1931
Yablokoff became a member of the Yiddish Actors
Union. From 1932-33 he played at the Hopkinson’s
Yablokoff was married to
Jeannette Fleischman, composer and pianist for the
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 907.
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