Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Izidor Buzet


B. was born on 12 April 1886 in Kovno, Lithuania. His father was a Ger. His mother was from the distinguished Berkowitz family . His father passed away when B. was young, and he became educated by his mother. He learned in a cheder, later in a Russian school, then he attended the evening courses given by the Russian arts academy. He also learned music and took a course in a dramatic school.

At the age of sixteen he came to America, and here he entered into the "Fraye yidishe folksbine", and he participated in the offering of Ibsen's "Folks feynt", Pshibishevski's "Glik" and "Gest" et al.

B. worked as a cartoonist in "Kunds" and in other periodical publications, and he was a close friend of the Adler family.

Professionally B. began to act by accident when in the Second Avenue Theatre an actor had taken ill, and ever since then he is has become accustomed to acting professionally from time to time.

In 1920 B. acted together with Jacob P., Sara, Frances and Stella Adler for a season in London's Pavilion Theatre, then by himself he went over to theatre directing, then he acted for two seasons in Paris with Blumental, then returning to America and traveling around for a season in Yiddish and Russian theatre with


Sara Adler. He acted for two seasons on the English vaudeville stage in New York and in the province, traveled to London to perform in Yiddish, then he came in 1925 back again to America, where he acted for a season with Joseph Kessler at the Mount Morris Theatre. In 1927 he took over together with Izidor Cashier the McKinley Theatre, where he acted for a season, and then he played for a short time in Brooklyn's Liberty Theatre.

M. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnim'er oyf unzer bihne, "Morning Journal," 6 January 1928.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 147.

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