Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Z. was born on 18 July
1875 in Warsaw, Poland.
His father was a tailor.
He learned in a cheder.
In 1886 he immigrated
with his family to America, and here Z. learned
tailoring and attended in the evening the Yiddish
He did plays with
Mogulesko and he became so ntpel of his "shtik",
that he decided to become an actor.
In 1892 Z. went to
Baltimore and under the direction of Levinke
performed in the melodrama "30 yor (30 Years") or
"Dos lebn fun a kortnshpiler". Afterwards he worked
in vaudeville, came back to New York as a comic, and
acted since then with the famous actors under
In 1926 Z. acted in the
American division of the Vilna Troupe. In 1927-8
he was at the Hopkinson Theatre. From 1928-9 for a
short time he was in Boston. From 1929-30 he was in
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 787.
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