Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
W. was born on 15 June 1890 in Romanov, Galicia.
He learned in cheder, in a
yeshiva in Kluyzenburg (Hungary).
In 1904 he went to his
brother in New York. He worked for his brother in a toy
business, afterwards traveling around as a peddler.
In 1915 he opened a grocery
store in Boston.
Through is acquaintance with
the theatre director Levitan, he became a theatrical
agent throughout the province. After being with Levitan
for six years he became manager, together with Isidore
Lillian, in the Grand Opera House. He went away for a
time from the theatre--from 1924 until 1927 -- and was manager
in Chesley(?), from 1927-28 was together with Katz and
Green as manager of the Grand Opera House, and from 1931
to 1936 was with Katz in Franklin Park.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 7, page 6260.
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