Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
He was born on 29 July 1899
in Vasilkov, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine.
His father was a glazer and
a chorus boy for cantors.
He learned in a cheder,
afterwards in a commercial school. Later he became a
In 1918 by chance he
participated in a dramatic club of the young lawyers of
Vasilkov, and he learned to play to violin.
From 1919-24 he learned in
the theatre studio of the "Kultur-lige" (Culture League), studying with Vakhtangov and his students and with Meerkhold.
From 1924-26 he learned in
the studio of the White Russian State Institute for the
Theatrical Arts (Rapelski et al), and since 1926 he has
been actor and later also a composer for "Vi"mt".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 51.
You can also read Avrom's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial volume,
no. 5, by clicking
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