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
 

Shimon Zilbershteyn
 

 


Z. was born on 15 March 1886 in Warsaw, Poland.

His father was a commissioner of shpayn-articles.

He learned in a cheder and in a pro-gymnasium.

He sung with the cantor Levendovski, cereal merchant and Levenzon and afterwards acted in children's roles with Fishzon.

Having a tenor voice, Z. performed in the chorus of Krause, where he also began to act in episodic roles, debuting as "Yankele" in "Dovids fidele" in the Jardin d'Hiver (in Warsaw, ed.)

After acting for four years in Warsaw with Kaminski, Epelberg, Titelman, after working in Lodz with Zandberg and back in Warsaw with Kompaneyets, Z. in 1911 came to America for several years and wandered about with a provincial troupe.

He returned to New York, and for several years he was the conductor of his own synagogue choir.

Afterwards he became a pocketbook worker and later an owner of a restaurant.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 788.
 

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