Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
B. may have been an Odesser, where he was a
Viennese cellar singer there.
When Israel Rosenberg began
to organize Yiddish productions in Odessa, B.
participated in them.
In 1879 when Goldfaden came
to Odessa, he took him into the troupe, where he had a
great success as "Kalman shadkhan" in "Kuni lemel".
After traveling across Russia B. he toured together
with Zilberman and the entire troupe to America.
Here he was a co-founder of the company in the Oriental
Theatre, where he was the second character comic. Through
he had great success as an actor, he hadn't [overcome]
however his weakness to drink. He opened a bar and left
the stage entirely.
B. passed away in New York
and came here to his rest.
M. E. from
Avraham Fishkind, Israel Tabatshnikov, Ch. Nathanson, and
B. Gorin -- "History of
the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 109, 242; Vol. II, p.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 124.
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