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
 

Yosef Zinger
 

 

Z. was born in 1885 in Adjud, Rumania.

His parents were merchants, who brought took themselves to Floyshet.

He completed an elementary school.

Under the impression of a production by Segalesko, Z. and a group of youngsters put on Goldfaden's "Doktor almasado" and went around with them across the province [performing the play].

Later he became the group reorganized as a musical union known as "Der yidish-rumenysher gezangs-farayn", where Z. as the chairman.

During the public immigration to America, Z. included himself with the troupe, which wandered by foot. Arriving in Dresden, he organized there a Yiddish vaudeville production with part of several emigrants and local debtor[?].

In New York Z. had for a short time sung in the wine cellars, afterwards he acted in Providence with Samolesko and later in New York's Lyceum Theatre with John Thomashefsky.

Z. went them to Milwaukee, where he founded the local Yiddish dramatic society, with whom he set from time to time productions

until he went around with the troupe of Bennie Shoengold and his wife. After acting there for a specific time, Z. went over into the troupe of Adolf Gertner, where he acted for two years and then withdrew from the stage.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 791.
 

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