Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Jacob Zanger

 

Born in 1895 in Warsaw Poland. He began his stage activity at the Muranover Theatre (Director Kompaneyets) in Warsaw as a choirboy.

[Bazitsndik] as a vocal soprano, he also performed the role of "Shulamit."

Afterwards, nevertheless, Z. went to Russia to Julius Adler, with whom he came later to return to Poland?

For a long time he played in Odessa with Rappel and with Clara Young.

At the outbreak of war, Z. became mobilized in a short time by the army, and played after this with Kanievska, Brietman and Sonia Brin in Kremenchug. Due to a pogrom, the troupe went away to Poltava.

On the road to Sevastopol, Z. became [taganrog] arrested as a "spy". He spent two years in Sevastopol, and then traveled through Constantinople and Italy to Vienna, where he lived with some actors by singing songs in Jewish restaurants.

After, he played in Vienna for three weeks under the direction of Shalom Podzamcze; some actors who had become sick with typhoid fever had fallen....

Later Z. played with Molly Picon and Ira Gastroln? in Vienna. Then he went to Paris where he played some months; after eight years at the London Pavilion Theatre.

[Bmshch] one time played for six months in Drum Africa together with Joseph Kessler.

In 1924 he came to America and played for a time in New York and in the province.

In 1926 he played with a Hollander troupe in Toronto; from 1927-8 in Chicago with Glickman-Michalesko; and from 1928-9 in Chicago with Glickman.

Z. also wrote music and lyrics. In Chicago, they were [oyfgefirt] became [zeine opera "sinorita" (text by L. Freiman), and "Kavkazer Gelibte (Love in the Caucasus)" (text by L. Freiman).


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 746.
 

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