Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born on 10 June 1893
in Shklov, Mohilev Gubernia, Ukraine, into a well-too-do
family. H received a genuine Jewish education, and then
also attended the secular school. Already as a youth he
discovered a yearning for the stage, and he was the
initiator of a dramatic amateur circle in which he had
In 1908 G. came to America
where he took up the first time with various incomes,
then put together for the province troupes in which he
was manager, and he also acted with them. Later he
staged in English stock companies in the western cities
In 1912 G. settled in
Boston, where he was the manager of the Grand Opera
House, and was active there for ten years with Yiddish
From 1922-8 G. was manager
of the Hopkinson Theatre in Brooklyn. In 1928-9 he was
co-director for Brooklyn's Yiddish theatre, and in
1929-30 he was co-director in Brooklyn's Hopkinson
A. Frumkin -- Zogt,
der krizis iz nit keyn oyserlikher, nor a inerlikher,
"Morning Journal", 23 December 1927.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 530.
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