Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1888 in Lemberg, Eastern Galicia, to cultured
parents. Father -- a merchant. He received a strong,
religious education. Completed a school of commerce. He
worked for two years in a Vienna bank, and having a
great desire for the stage, he entered into it as an
actor for Moshe Richter in his troupe in a lover role.
Then he was engaged to Podzhamtshe in Vienna, and from here
to Ziegler in Romania.
In 1910 he immigrated to
America and was engaged in a Yiddish vaudeville theatre
of Sam Agid, then acted in Philadelphia and Chicago. In
1912, with Esther Vaksman and Jacob Frank in Winnipeg.
In 1916 he returned to Europe to serve in the First
World War in the Austrian army as a flier, and after the
war he acted with a member troupe under his direction
across the Galician province. In 1930 he acted in the
member troupe in Lemberg, organized from the Yiddish
Artists Union in Poland.
Further information about
his fate is unknown.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5081.
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