The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
An Early Career in Yiddish Theater: Rick Grossman Reflects
Rick Grossman, actor and part of a Yiddish theater family, describes the beginnings of his career in Yiddish theater at six years old. He remembers how his parents brought him into the theater because he could sing and dance and had a big voice, and brought him with them to performances in the Catskills.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rick Grossman.
This excerpt is in English.
Rick Grossman was born in New York, New York in 1948.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
How My Grandparents, Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman, Came to Love the Yiddish Theater
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My Grandparents Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman: Pioneers of Yiddish Theater
3 min 59 sec
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