Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 12 September 1892 in
Lubny, Poltava Gubernia, Ukraine.
His father was a horse
He learned in a cheder and
completed a city school.
Having an inclination to
music, he learned previously at the village [khli-zmrim]. Afterwards he traveled to his sister in
Warsaw and finished the conservatory there as a
In wartime G. was a
deserter, a conductor in Guzik's troupe which performed
the Yiddish operatic repertoire in Russian. Being three
years with the local troupe, G. also wrote original
music from time to time. Later he went over to the
troupe of Samuel Genfer as a conductor, and there he
also wrote numbers for operettas. From there G. went
around in a member's troupe with whom he traveled to
Constantinople, then to Paris, and afterwards to Spain
where G. acted in a restaurant. Afterwards, G.
immigrated to Cuba where he found joy performing on the
In 1922 G. settled in
Detroit where he was associated with Yiddish theatre for
which he wrote many numbers for operettas, and the music
to Itzhak Lesh's operetta "Zeyn idishe meydl".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 579.
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