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
 

Samuel Zwerling


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 Courland.

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(?)


M. E. from Sarah Kindman-Mesh.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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