From there he wandered back
to Galicia and then to Odessa, where he acted in
Marinsky's Theatre and again across Romania to
Constantinople and back to Romania, under the direction
of Mogulesko and Finkel.
On 28 September 1887,
Mogulesko brought him together with the entire Romanian
troupe to New York, where they began to perform in the
Terrace Garden Theatre, then in the Romanian Opera
House. Later W. went with the Yiddish theatre across
America and Canada and also acted often in New York.
On 1 January 1891 in the
Romanian Opera House, there was staged his own comedy,
"Nachman Zlatopoler," or "Father and Son," music by M. Abramowitz.
W. was very popular with the
public, his published (dersheynen) on the stage
used to evoke enthusiasm and laughter. However, with
time he became placed in the shadows, and due to the
time he withdrew from the stage with the design to
educate his children as farmers. He bought a farm near
Roisenheim, New Jersey, and settled there, but when he
spent several years there, he farbenkt to the
stage, returning to New York and performed in the
People's Theatre, but without success. He turned back to
his farm, but in 1914 he farbenkt again to the
boards. W. wrote now a play "The Scandal," which soon
became thereof staged on Grand Street. However, the play
fell through and W. now returned to his farm where he on
27 May 1918 passed away and there was brought to his
W.'s best roles were: "Shmerke
der mshrs" in Shomer's "Coquettish Ladies", "Kalman
Krotsh" in Linetsky's "Dos polishe yingel," and "Hotzmakh"
in Goldfaden's "Bobe Yachne."
W. is survived by a
daughter, the actress Sabina Rosenthal, and a son,
Charlie, a theatre lawyer and manager.
M. E. form
Weinblatt's wife and Max Rosenthal.
B. Gorin -- "History
of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 191, 201, 202, 237,
242; Vol. II, p. 35.
B. Gorin -- Israel
veynblat, "Morning Journal", New York, 30 May 1918.
Lead Pencil -- Der
ersht farshtorbener aktyor isreael veynblat,
"Forward", New York, 3 June 1918.
Jacob P. Adler -- A
idisher aktyor iz via, Lhbdil, a yid -- er halt in
eyn arumvandern, "Di varhayt", N. Y., 25 January
Ab. Cahan -- "Bleter
fun mayn leben", Vol. II, pp. 386-88.