Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Harry (Hershl) Fishman
F. was born in 1887 in
In 1904 he immigrated to
America, and a year later debuted in San Francisco as "Aaul"
in H. Eplberg's "Dovid in der viste".
After acting for thirteen
years on the Yiddish stage, F. had, after his marriage
to the former performer Eva Rafala, retired from the
F. had settled in
Cincinnati, and in the dark period of Yiddish theatre,
he used to bring to the theatre the best Yiddish theatre
productions with the stars, such as Thomashefsky, Adler,
and later Maurice Schwartz, Aaron Lebedeff, et al.
F. passed away on 10
February 1964 in Cincinnati, and is survived by his two
doctor sons; Melvin and Stanley.
Necrology in "Forward".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4926.
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