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 on 10 September
1898 in Ostroleka, Lomza Gubernia, Poland. His father
was a tinsmith. He learned from his father.
During the World War he came
to Odessa homeless and here for the first time attended
a theatre production ("Avremele provodnik", staged by
Korik), which brought to him the excitement of theatre
acting. He began in the home to imitate the actors
and he would often "perform" for the guests of his proprietor.
In 1917 he was an understudy
in Libert's troupe in Penza, then he was a role rewriter
in Breitman's troupe in Astrakhan. After [artistn-tsuzamenfor]
he became delegated as a prompter in Lerman's troupe in
the province, then was a prompter for Brandesco in
In 1919 he was a prompter
for Zaslavsky, and at first in Tashkent he had the
opportunity several times to act with
Nathanson-Grossman, later again he became a prompter,
and in 1922 he entered as an actor into the Yiddish
theatre "Kunst-vinkl (Art Corner)" in the Ukraine. At
the end of 1925 he traveled with the moving theatre "Beuker".
In 1926 he was taken into Kharkov's first Yiddish
State Theatre, and at the end of 1928 went over to the
Kiev State Theatre and afterwards into the Kharkov
theatre for small forms with "Gezkolt".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 908.
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