Re: ytandv digest: August 22, 2006 and Sam Gertler #yiddish


David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

Courtney Braun wrote:

My mother's uncle was involved in the Yiddish Theater in NY and around the
U.S. The NYPL looked him up in some Yiddish lexicon of performers, and
despite a reading in bad Yiddish, my dad was able to translate it. There is
a black and white large portrait of him. He apparently, was born in Galicia
and came to the U.S.

His name was Sam Gertler.
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Sam GERTLER's bio appears in the Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre and
his picture, in costume, appears on page 39 of the Album of the
Yiddish Theater. There are numerous references to him in Herman
Yablokoff's, "Der Payatz" telling of Gertler's friendship and travels
with Yiddish theater performers.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD

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