Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. acted in the Yiddish theatre with Naftali Goldfaden
and afterwards was for one year a director in Berdichev.
Later he immigrated to
In 1880 he had a troupe in
In 1888 Thomashefsky brought
him to Baltimore, and G. had for his first performance
taken a declaration(?) of "Di bobe mitn eynikl" and
had a great failure because the public had demanded that
he should sing, but he wasn't a singer. In 1900 G.
maintained a beer saloon in Philadelphia.
G. was an intelligent person
and had mastered several languages.
He was president
of "Spinoza Lodge 23" in Chicago and had campaigned for
Congress from Chicago.
In 1917 G. became a doctor
in Chicago, and several years later passed away there.
M. E. from B.
Thomashefsky, Jacob Katzman, Moshe Schorr, Max Rosenthal,
Bina Abramowitz and Cesar Greenberg.
B. Gorin -- "History of
Yiddish Theatre", Vol. 1, p. 199.
Bessie Thomashefsky --
Meyn lebens-geshikhte (My Life History), pp. 47,
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 462.
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