Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1867 in Skole,
He was a choir singer
Cantor Boruch Kinstler in Lemberg, and afterwards
with other cantors.
Around 1897 until 1899
he acted with Gimpel in Lemberg, while at the same
time together with his wife who owned a pub.
From 1900-2 he acted
with Moshe Schorr in Galicia, afterwards in Romania
and [then] he returned to Lemberg.
Z. excelled in various
character roles, especially over in "Shaulik" in
Shaikewitz's "Der tsveyter haman (Haman II)".
He also was a musician
and composed the music to Moshe Richter's play
"Khrm drbnu grshum".
In 1903 Z. came to New
York where he once performed, soon became sick from
a lung inflammation and died here in February 1902.
E. from Moshe Schorr and M. E. from Zilber's brother and
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 775.
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