Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
P. was born in Russia or
It is reported that as a
youth in 1887, P. had acted, together with Jacob P.
Adler in the "Hebrew Dramatic Club" for Smith in London. His
specialty is episode roles.
He came to America at
nineteen years of age, where he acted in Yiddish theatre
in small roles, however from time-to-time -- also larger
character-comical roles, vi lmshl at the Grand
Theatre, together with Alder, "Shmay" in Gordin's "Yidisher
kenig lear (The Jewish King Lear)".
Around 1904 on a Sabbath
afternoon, he didn't arrive for a performance, and when
they went to him in his furnished and secluded room, they
found him dead in bed.
M. E. from Boaz
Young and Sholem Perlmutter.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 1838.
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