Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Yasha Yanka
 

 

He was born in 1894 in Odessa, Ukraine.

He is the brother of the actress Goldya Dranov and Sarah Kushchinksa.

At the age of fourteen, Y. performed in Fishzon's chorus, and at the age of eighteen he began to act in character roles.

Since the October Revolution he was connected to the Yiddish State Theatre, and with member troupes traveled across southern Russia, as both an actor and manager.


M. E. from Nadya Dranov.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 923.
 

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