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
 

Jacob Yongman
(Yakov Yunkman)
 

 

He was born on 17 December 1887 in Kreitsburg (today Krustpils, Latvia -- ed.), Vitebsk Gubernia, White Russia.

His father was a lumber merchant.

Y. learned in a cheder and with a teacher.

After the death of his mother, he went away in 1902 to Riga, where he worked for four years as an employee in a clock business.

In 1906 he came to America.

He worked as an employee in a shoe business, and in 1907 was engaged as an administrator with the Yiddish theatre by Lynn.

Y. is for many years the agent for Relkin's Yiddish Theatre booking office in Lynn, Lawrence, Fall River, Worcester, Providence et al.

In 1922-3 he founded a partnership with Julius Nathanson and [bakst] the Grand Opera House in Boston.

In 1927-8 he was the manager of the troupe in Toronto. In 1931-32 he was troupe manager in Boston.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 921.
 

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