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
 

   Karl Zilber
(Chayim)
 

Born in 1867 in Skole, eastern Galicia.

He was a choir singer for 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.


Sh. E. from Moshe Schorr and M. E. from Zilber's brother and Peter Graf.

  • B. Gorin -- "Di geshikhte fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)", Vol. II, p. 147.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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