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
 

   Moshe Zilbershteyn
 

Z. was born on 18 July 1875 in Warsaw, Poland.

His father was a tailor.

He learned in a cheder.

In 1886 he immigrated with his family to America, and here Z. learned tailoring and attended in the evening the Yiddish theatre.

He did plays with Mogulesko and he became so ntpel of his "shtik", that he decided to become an actor.

In 1892 Z. went to Baltimore and under the direction of Levinke performed in the melodrama "30 yor (30 Years") or "Dos lebn fun a kortnshpiler". Afterwards he worked in vaudeville, came back to New York as a comic, and acted since then with the famous actors under various directors.

In 1926 Z. acted in the American division of the Vilna Troupe. In 1927-8 he was at the Hopkinson Theatre. From 1928-9 for a short time he was in Boston. From 1929-30 he was in Detroit.

Specialty: Character-comic.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 787.
 

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