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Jacob Ben-Ami

Title: Jacob Ben-Ami
Inclusive Dates: 1902-1977
ID: RG 755
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5'2.5"; 12 5"lgl; 1 2.5"ltr; 1 map folder
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Stage name of Jacob Shchirin.  Actor, director, producer. Travelled with Yiddish acting companies throughout Eastern Europe.  Performed on the Yiddish and English stage in the United States and toured in South America, South Africa, and other countries.  In 1918, together with Maurice Schwartz, he founded the Yiddish Art Theater in New York.  Born in Minsk.  Settled in the U.S. in 1912.
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Inventory: Yiddish, 21 pp., ms
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