Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Z. was born on 9 November 1887 in Polutzk, Lithuania
His father was a teacher.
In 1904 he learned in the
Golding geverk school, the singing and dramatic arts. In 1906
he was engaged by the German theatre director Dr.
Grinstein and Katzenelson to teach the theatre in
In 1908 he immigrated to
America with a recommendation from the German director,
to New York's Thalia Theatre, but due to the union
conditions, he could not be taken into the troupe, and
because of this Z. became the manager of a non-union
theatre, in a hall in Brooklyn. In 1909 he returned to
the professional stage, performing only from time to
time with the opportunity-productions(?)
from Sarah Kindman-Mesh.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 7, page 6233.
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