"After arriving in
the United States, he (Isaac) was asked to join an acting
company in Winnipeg, Canada. He went and played the season, but
unfortunately he did not realize that he overstayed his exit
permit. He was not allowed to reenter the U.S. with his company,
and furthermore he could not stay in Canada.
that the possibility was that he might be deported back to
Germany, so he contacted a lawyer. Instead of trying to get
Isaac back into the United States, the lawyer chose to apply to
the Canadian government to allow Isaac to remain in Canada.
to sign a certificate and get two hundred and fifty signatures
that would promise that he would not become a 'drudge' on the
Canadian government. He became a landed immigrant and then a
development hampered Isaac in his career, because he was not in
the theatre or where the theatre action was, but always had to
rely upon a company coming to Winnipeg that would have a part
for him. By that time Isaac was a character actor, [he was]
basically playing character roles.
He had to always to rely on a company coming to
Winnipeg, and try to get a part. Companies would come to
Winnipeg with a part of an actor or actress for him to play.
Unfortunately, Isaac could not assert any authority over the
part that his talent would normally warrant, because Isaac was
one of the finest character actors on the Yiddish stage. It was
very difficult for him being a Canadian, but he managed to be
employed each and every season."