Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born 15 December 1899
in Suwalki, Poland.
was a tailor who sometimes used to play the violin at
G. studied at a cheder, and
afterwards in the Suwalki yeshiva. Until the age of
fourteen he learned Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian.
In 1914 he joined his
father in America. G. worked in an industrial workshop
by day, and attended classes at an evening school.
studied music theory and joined a drama club, and in
1918 began to play professionally in the province. In
1922 he joined the [Yiddish] Art Theatre, and since then
has appeared from time to time in the provinces and in Canada.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 497.
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