When in New York the
"Industrial Union" was founded, K. founded the
"Industrial Workers Actors Union", of which he became
the president and manager (where Berta Gerstin Rose
Finkental, Nathan Goldberg, Isidore Meltzer, Annie
Meltzer, Morris Tuchband, and many others, who had later
left the stage, were members in this union, which had
competed with Local 5, and had existed for three years.
At the same time, K. was the
star comic and manager for twelve dollars a week, and he
acted in Yiddish vaudeville in the Golden Rule,
Victoria, Thalia and Clinton Music Hall.
K. gave on that performance,
and when moving [cinema] pictures houses arrived, he was
manager of that house and directed there in Yiddish
"acts". Then he was manager of Loew's movie company in a
movie house on Broadway. In 1913 K. chose to become
manager of the Actors' Union Local 5 and left that
office in 1920 in order to be able to devote himself to
the two summer theatres (Second Avenue and Peoples),
which he managed for two seasons. Later K. was dedicated
to managing legitimate Yiddish theatres in Detroit,
Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (Prospect and
McKinley), managed a tour of Chaim Yablokoff ("Der
payatz" [The Clown]"), and for Jacob Ben-Ami's troupe.
In 1935 he was manager of a Yiddish theatre in
Philadelphia, and in 1938 with Yablokoff's "National
Theatre" in New York.
On 14 April 1938, K. passed
away in New York after a long illness.
S. Minesman [Regensburg] -- In
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