Monday, February 28, 2011

The Yiddish Theater Looses a Star

Pearl Sacks, one of the stars of Yiddish Theater and Yiddish Radio (read your history books, kids ... this stuff used to be huge!) has died at the age of 80.  Sacks appeared with none other than Fanny Brice and Boris Thomashefsky at the Parkway Theater in Brooklyn, as well as with Victor Parker on his radio show and in his acting troup when it went through the Catskills.

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  1. Anyone interested in Yiddish Theater might want to pay attention to the tribute to Boris and Bessie Tomashefsky led by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. This will take place in early April at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City and also in Miami.