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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
Born on 20 September 1892 in
His parents were merchants.
He completed a folkshul.
In 1908 he debuted with
"amateurs" as "Motye shtreykhl" in Gordin's "Chasia
the Orphan," and until 1917 acted with "amateurs," then
became engaged as a character-comic by Gimpel in Lemberg
where he acted for a number of years. In 1928 he
guest-starred in Vienna. Afterwards he acted again in
Galicia, where he was very popular as a comic.
According to the actor David
Lederman, G. was murdered by the Ukrainian Nazis through
the Gestapo with the help of "schnim"--Ukrainians and
G.'s son, also a Yiddish
actor, was found in Argentina.
Sh. E. from David Lederman.
"Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre," Vol. 1, N. Y., 1931, p. 530.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4377.
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