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Rick Grossman's Oral History
Rick Grossman, actor and part of Yiddish theater family, was interviewed by Isaac Daniel Moore on April 7, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York.
This interview was conducted in English.
Rick Grossman was born in New York, New York in 1948.
Video highlights from this oral history
How My Grandparents, Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman, Came to Love the Yiddish Theater2 minutes 1 second
My Grandparents Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman: Pioneers of Yiddish Theater3 minutes 59 seconds
An Early Career in Yiddish Theater: Rick Grossman Reflects3 minutes 17 seconds
Rick Grossman Remembers His Early Performances in Yiddish Theater3 minutes 30 seconds
How Yiddish theater Has Come Full Circle3 minutes 58 seconds
Artifacts related to this oral history
Rick Grossman Photograph - Rick's Father, Irving Grossman in "Russian Wedding"
Rick Grossman Document - Poster for Reinhart and Grossman Repertory Company in Chicago, Illinois
Rick Grossman Photograph - Headshot of Rick Grossman's Mother, actress Diana Goldberg
Rick Grossman Photograph - Rick Grossman at age 14 with Molly Picon and Bruce Adler
Rick Grossman Photograph - Production Shot of Rick Grossman and Menasha Skulnik in National Tour of Enter Laughing, 1965
Rick Grossman Photograph - New York Times Photograph of Rick Grossman at age 6 with Irving Jacobson in "Wish Me Luck"
Rick Grossman Photograph - Rick Grossman on first opening night of "Man of La Mancha" with Irving Jacobson
More information about this oral history
- United States
- Old Country
- Visual Arts
- Immigration and migration
- Yiddish language
- Jewish Identity
- Family histories
- World War II
- New York City
- New York
- Molly Picon
- Menasha Skulnik
- Paul Muni
- William Siegal
- National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
- Yiddish theater
- Yiddish theatre
- Reinhart-Grossman Repertory Company
- 19th century
- 20th century
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