Schwartz, Maurice

(1890-1960)
   Born in Sedikor, Russia, Maurice Schwartz came to the United States in 1901 to act in Yiddish theatre in Baltimore. He had considerable touring experience before joining David Kessler's German-language company in 1912. At the outbreak of World War I, such theatres became unpopular, leading Schwartz to take over management of the Irving Place Theatre, rechristened the Yiddish Art Theatre, a company he ran until 1950. Schwartz's flamboyant acting style, coupled with a resonant voice and fierce intellectualism, won him the label of the "John Barrymore of Yiddish Theatre." The Yiddish Art Theatre's productions included Schwartz's adaptations of I. B. Singer's The Brothers Ashkenazi and Yoshe Kalb, and Sholom Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman, a particular triumph for Schwartz who also played the role in a motion picture. Several YAT productions transferred to Broadway, including If I Were You (1931), Bloody Laughter (1931), Wolves (1932), Yoshe Kalb (1933), The Water Carrier (1936), Borderline (1937), and Conscience (1952).

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  • Schwartz, Maurice — (1890–1960)    Yiddish actor. Ukrainian born Maurice Schwartz became the leading figure on the New York Yiddish stage during its heyday in Second Avenue, when a score of shows might be performing nightly. In 1918 he founded the Jewish Art Theatre …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Schwartz, Maurice — (1860 1960)    American Yiddish actor. He was born in the Ukraine, and went to the US in 1901. In 1918 he launched the Jewish Art Theatre in New York. He subsequently acted throughout the Yiddish speaking diaspora. In 1960 he went to Israel to… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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  • Maurice Schwartz — (hébreu : מוריס שוורץ) né le 15 juin 1890 à Sedikov (Ukraine) décédé le 10 mai 1960 à Petah Tikva (Israël) est un acteur et réalisateur israélien. Il arrive aux États Unis avec ses parents en 1902, à l’âge de 12 ans, débute sa carrière dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SCHWARTZ, DELMORE — (1913–1966), U.S. poet, author, and critic. Born in Brooklyn, Schwartz was a member during the 1930s and 1940s of the literary political group centered in the magazines Partisan Review (of which he was editor, 1943–55) and Commentary. In 1938 he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SCHWARTZ, MANFRED — (1909–1970), U.S. painter, illustrator, and educator. Born in Lodz, Poland, he immigrated to New York in 1920 at the age of 11. In Paris, he attended the Sorbonne and the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere; in America, he was educated at the Art… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Maurice Jarre — Born September 13, 1924(1924 09 13) Lyon, France Died March 28, 2009(2009 03 28) (aged 84) Los Angeles, California, United States Occupations …   Wikipedia

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