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(1918) Stage: Appeared (credited as Samuel Jaffe; Broadway debut) in "Youth" on Broadway. Written by Miles Malleson. Comedy Theatre: 20 Feb 1918-9 Mar 1918 (unknown performances). Cast: Edward Balzerit, Edward F. Flammer, Arthur Hohl, John King, Saxon Kling, Robert Strange, Jay Strong, James Terbell, Marjorie Vonnegut, Helen Westley. Produced by The Washington Square Players.

(1918) Stage: Appeared (as "Rev. Samuel Gardner") in "Mrs. Warren's Profession" on Broadway (revival). Written by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Mary Shaw (also in cast). Comedy Theatre: 11 Mar 1918-20 Apr 1918 (unknown performances). Cast: Arthur Hohl (as "Mr. Praed"), Saxon Kling (as "Frank Gardner"), Diantha Pattison (as "Vivie Warren"), Robert Strange. Produced by The Washington Square Players. Note: This was the second revival of a total four to date.

(1920) Stage: Appeared in "Samson and Delilah" on Broadway. Comedy/tragedy. Written by Sven Lange, as translated by Samuel S. Grossman. Directed / produced by Arthur Hopkins. Greenwich Village Theatre: 17 Nov 1920-Mar 1921 (closing date unknown/143 performances). Cast: Jacob Ben-Ami (as "Peter Krumback"; Broadway debut), Marie Bruce, Robert T. Haines, Robert Harrison, Jacob Kingsbury, Manart Kippen (as "Lundberg"), Stella Larrimore, Pauline Lord, Thomas Meegan, Olga Olonova (as "Milka"), Alexis M. Polianov, A.W. Reno, Edward G. Robinson (as "The Director").

(1921) Stage: Appeared (as "Leibush") in "The Idle Inn" on Broadway. Book by Peretz Hirschbein. Book adapted by Isaac Goldberg and Louis Wolheim. Plymouth Theatre: 20 Dec 1921-Jan 1922 (closing date unknown/25 performances). Cast: Shirley Albert, Jacob Ben-Ami (as "Eisik"), Julius Bliech, Juliet Brenon, A.M. Bush, George Casselberry, Lucy English, Margaret Fareleigh, Frohman Foster, Anton Grubman, Lionel Hogarth, Stanley Howlett, Elizabeth Hunt, Whitford Kane (as "Schakne"), Alice Kiesler, Jacob Kingsbury (as "Guest"), Ellen Larned, Andrey Lensky, David Leonard, Eva MacDonald, Gertrude Mann, Bella Nodell, Daisy Rieger, Gregory Robbins, Edward G. Robinson (as "Mendel"), Joanna Roos, Philip Scherman, William Schukin, Leon Seidenberg, Henry Sharp, Mary Shaw, Henry Simons, Maud Sinclair, Bennie Wagschall, Boris Weiner, Ottie Wetter, Leo Witko, Louis Wolheim (as "Bendet"). Produced by 'Arthur Hopkins (I)' (v).

(1922) Stage: Appeared (as "Reb Ali") in "The God of Vengeance" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Sholom Asch. Directed by Rudolph Schildkraut. Provincetown Playhouse: 20 Dec 1922-Apr 1923 (closing date unknown/133 performances). Cast: Irwin J. Adler, Mae Berland, Morris Carnovsky (as "Reb Aaron"), Virginia MacFadyen, James Meighan, Dorothee Nolan, Rudolph Schildkraut (as "Yekel Shepshovitch"), Marjorie Stewart, Esther Stockton, Lillian Taiz, Aldea Wise.

(1924) Stage: Appeared (as "Izzy Goldstein") in "The Main Line" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Grace Griswold and Thomas McKean. Directed by Horace Sinclair. Klaw Theatre: 25 Mar 1924-Apr 1924 (closing date unknown/18 performances). Cast: Murray Bennett, Millie Butterfield, Mattie Edwards, Elsie Esmond, Emily Francis, Grace Griswold, Hazel Harroun, Kevitt Manton, Mary Ricard, Eleanor Seybolt, George Tawde, Jo Wallace, Courtney White. Produced by Comedy Productions Company Inc.

(1924) Stage: Appeared (as "Eli Iskovitch") in "Izzy" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Lillian Trimble Bradley (also director) and George Broadhurst (also producer). Broadhurst Theatre: 16 Sep 1924-Nov 1924 (closing date unknown/71 performances). Cast: Ralph Belmont (as "Moche Iskovitch"), Kenneth Hunter, Jimmy Hussey, Jacob Kingsbury (as "Abraham Iskovitch"), Helen Lackaye (as "Mary Byrd"), Robert Leonard, Fred Irving Lewis, Ralph J. Locke (as "Solomon Iskovitch"), Isabelle Lowe, Richard Martin, Robert Middlemass (as "Jacob Steinberg"), Dodson Mitchell (as "David Schussel"), Alfred Rigali.

(1925) Stage: Appeared (as "Lum Crowder") in "Ruint" on Broadway. Written by Hatcher Hughes. Directed by James Light. Provincetown Playhouse: 7 Apr 1925-May 1925 (closing date unknown/30 performances). Cast: James K. Applebee, Jeanie Begg, Jane Burby, Wilbur De Rouge, John Huston (as "Aud Horton"; Broadway debut), David Landau (as "Amos Horton"), William Leonard, Caroline Newcombe, Robert W. Smiley, Anne Sutherland.

(1925) Stage: Appeared (as "Yudelson") in "The Jazz Singer" on Broadway. Comedy/drama. Written by Samson Raphaelson. Directed by Albert Lewis. Fulton Theatre: 14 Sep 1925-Jun 1926 (closing date unknown/303 performances). Cast: Ted Athley, Irma Block, Paul Byron, Rita Crane, Frances Dippel, Barney Fagan, Phoebe Foster, Nathaniel Freyer, Grace Fuller, Ruth Holden, Joseph Hopkins, Arthur Stuart Hull, Mildred Jay, George Jessel (as "Jack Robin"), Tom Johnstone, Tony Kennedy, Arthur Lane, Howard Lang, Mildred Leaf, Richard Mansfield, Dorothy Raymond, Robert Russell, Eleanor Ryan, George Schaeffer, Betty Wilton. Produced by Lewis and Gordon. Produced in association with Sam Harris. NOTES: (1) This was a major hit of the 1925-26 Broadway season, attracting the attention of Warner Brothers (specifically Sam Warner) who deemed it perfect a property to showcase the Vitaphone synchronized sound-on-disk process (see The Jazz Singer (1927) for trivia). Jessel's salary demands for the film were deemed excessive and the pivotal role of "Jack Robin" passed to Al Jolson. (2) Also filmed as The Jazz Singer (1952), The Jazz Singer (1980), "Broadway Television Theatre: The Jazz Singer (#1.3)" (1952), "Startime: The Jazz Singer (#1.2)" (1959/I)).

(1927) Stage: Appeared (as "Yudelson") in "The Jazz Singer" on Broadway. Comedy/drama (revival). Written by Samson Raphaelson. Century Theatre: 18 Apr 1927-May 1927 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Aborn Adler, Edward Arnold (as "Harry Lee"), Ted Athey, Imogene Bethune, Betty De Pascue, Robert Fradola, Joseph Hopkins, George Jessel (as "Jack Robin"), Tom Johnstone, Tony Kennedy, Arthur Lane, Robert Milford, Dorothy Raymond, Maxwell Selser, George Shafer, Jacob Shoengold (as "Cantor Rabinowtiz"), Sam Silverbush, Lillian Taiz. Produced by Albert Lewis. Produced in association with Sam Harris.

(1928) Stage: Appeared (as "Pincus Schwitzky") in "Poppa" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack. Directed by George Abbott. Biltmore Theatre: 24 Dec 1928-Mar 1929 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Anna Appel (as "Mrs. Schwitzky"), Wilton C. Herman (as "Mr. Finkel"), Sylvia Regan (credited as Sylvia Hoffman; as "Marjorie"), Mara Keval (as "Mrs. Rosenthal"), Martin Malloy (as "Mr. Schlossberg"), William E. Morris (as "Jake Harris"), Raymond O'Brien (as "Big Boy Shapiro"), Mary Ricard (as "Ruth Schwitzky"), George Sawyer (as "Flannery"), Edward Shaw (as "Philip Rosenthal"), Lillian Toller (as "Fifi"), Harold Waldridge (as "Herbert Schwitzky"), Paula Walter (as "Mrs. Finkel"), Morris J. Ward (as "Detective"). Produced by H.S. Kraft.

(1930) Stage: Appeared (as "Kringelein") in "Grand Hotel" on Broadway. Drama. Written by William Absalom Drake. From the German of Vicki Baum. Assistant Director: Fritz Feld. Directed / produced by Herman Shumlin. National Theatre: 13 Nov 1930-Dec 1931 (closing date unknown/459 performances). Cast: Hortense Alden (as "Flaemmchen"), Lester Alden, Walter Baldwin (as "Desk Clerk"), Audrey Bauer, Romaine Callender, Fred Eckhart, Harry Hanlon, Stephen Irving, Eugenie Leontovich, Richard Lloyd, William Nunn, Rafaela Ottiano, Florence Pendleton, Clarence Rock, Sig Ruman (as "Preysing"), Harry Southard (as "Justice Zinnowitz"), Joseph Calleia (as "Chauffeur"; credited as Joseph Spurin-Calleia), Frank W. Taylor, Albert Dekker (as "Baron von Gaigern"; credited as Albert Van Dekker), Walter Vonnegut. Produced in association with Harry Moses. NOTES: (1) Joseph Calleia also served as the production's General Stage Manager, with Walter Baldwin as Stage Manager. (2) Filmed as Grand Hotel (1932/I).

(1934) Stage: Appeared (as "Herschkowitz") in "The Bride of Torozko" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Ottó Indig. Material adapted by Ruth Langner. Directed / co-produced by Herman Shumlin. Henry Miller's Theatre: 13 Sep 1934-Sep 1934 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Jean Arthur (as "Klari"), Genevieve Belasco, Harry Cooke, Don Costello, Van Heflin (as "Andreas"), Rose Keane, Victor Kilian (as "Mate"), Francis Pierlot (as "Comsa"), Lionel Stander (as "Stephan"), Frank Verigun. Co-produced by Gilbert Miller.

(1937) Stage: Appeared in "The Eternal Road" on Broadway. Musical. Based on material by Franz Werfel, as adapted by William A. Drake and as translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Scenic Design, Costume Design / Lighting Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Directed by Max Reinhardt. Music by Kurt Weill. Manhattan Opera House: 7 Jan 1937-15 May 1937 (137 performances). Cast: Charles Adler, Maia Airoff, Herbert Alani, Antionette Allen, Louise Allen, Martin Alsop (as "Ensemble"), Leslie Austen, Neslon Barclift, Fred Barrie, Michael Bataeff, Robert Bentley, Abner Biberman (as "Adversary's Partner"), Ida Bidner, Anthony Blair, Sophie Brent, Katherine Carrington, Albert Cazentre, Bennett Challis, Thomas Chalmers, Al Clifford, Noel Cravat (as "Shimon" and "Aaron"), Ben Cutler, Eva Dainova, Henry Day, Marguerite De Anguera, Roger De Koven, Olive Deering, Walter Elliott, William Elliott, Blanche Evan, Edward Fisher, Jules Flier, Carl Formes, ELizabeth Friend, Walter Gilbert, Samuel Goldenberg, Anita Gorin, Marie Guttman, Charles Hale, Harry Hamill, Paul Hammond, Robert Harrison, Frances Hellman, Charles Horner, William Howell, Carroll Howes, Ralph Jameson, Janet Janov, Harold Johnsrud, Starr West Jones, Edward Kane, Kurt Kasznar (as "Head Reaper" / "Ninth Pious Man"/ "Zebulon"; Broadway debut), Hal Kingsley, Bertha Kunz-Baker, Alexander Lazuk, Lotte Lenya, Paul Leon, David A. Leonard, Ruth Virginia Lewis, Lil Liandre, Lou Lief, Betty Lind, Baruch Lumet, Sidney Lumet (as "The Estranged One's Son"), Joseph Macauley, Paul Marion, Leonard Mence, Florence Meyer, Raymond Miller, William M. Miller, Tommy Mott, Victorie Moussaieff, Ruth Nisenson, Eva Ortman, Sarah Osnath-Halevy, Doris Ostroff, Mary Perrine, Rosamond Pinchot, Cassius C. Quimby, Ruth Ross, Herbert Rudley, Lucien Rutman, Angela Schoop, Mark Schweid, Blake Scott, Eleanor Searle, Ethel Selwyn, Sylvia Shane, Marian Siwek, James Spivak, Harold Sternberg, Sam Sternberg, Ruth Stromberg, Gustav Stryker, Lydia Tarnova, Molly Taylor, Myron Taylor, Sol Tisman, Maxine Trevor, John Uppman, Dick Van Patten (credited as "Dickie Van Patten"), Edward Vermonti, Earl Weatherford, Benjamin Zemach. Produced by Crosby Gaige and Meyer W. Weisgal.

(1937) Stage: Appeared (as "Nils Krogstad") in "A Doll's House" on Broadway. Drama (revival). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Book adapted by Thornton Wilder. Directed / produced by Jed Harris. Morosco Theatre: 27 Dec 1937-May 1938 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: Ruth Gordon (as "Nora Helmer"), Harold Johnsrud, Dennis King, Paul Lukas (as "Dr. Rank"), Lorna Lynn Meyers, Grace Mills, Jessica Rogers, Howard Sherman, Margaret Waller.

(1939) Stage: Appeared (as "Jonah Goodman") in "The Gentle People" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Irwin Shaw. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Belasco Theatre: 5 Jan 1939-May 1939 (closing date unknown/141 performances). Cast: Katherine Allen, Roman Bohnen (as "Philip Anagnos"), Harry Morgan (credited as Harry Bratsberg), Grover Burgess (as "Judge"), Lee J. Cobb (as "Lammanawitz"), Lulla David, Elia Kazan (as "Eli Lieber"), Karl Malden (as "Magruder"), Martin Ritt (as "Polack"), Sylvia Sidney (as "Stella Goodman"), George Skelton, Franchot Tone (as "Harold Goff"). Produced by The Group Theatre.

(1942) Stage: Appeared (as "Hymie") in "Cafe Crown". Comedy. Written by H.S. Kraft. Directed by Elia Kazan. Cort Theatre: 23 Jan 1942-23 May 1943 (141 performances). Cast: Morris Carnovsky (as "David Cole"), Jay Adler, Whit Bissell (as "Walter"), John Brone, Solen Burry, Jed Cogut, Eduard Franz, Michael Gorrin, Frank Gould, Mizzi Hajos [credited as Mitzi Hajos], Tom Jordan, Robert Leonard, Mary Mason, Paula Miller, Daniel Ocko, George Petrie, Lou Polan, Abraham J. Spelvin, Margaret Waller, Sam Wanamaker (as "Lester Freed"), Alfred White, Mervin Williams. Produced by Carly Wharton and Martin Gabel.

(1944) Stage: Appeared (as "Svoboda") in "Thank You, Svoboda" on Broadway. Written by H.S. Kraft. Based on the novel by John Pen. Directed by H.S. Kraft and Moe Hack. Mansfield Theatre: 1 Mar 1944-4 Mar 1944 (6 performances). Cast: Dehl Berti, Francis Compton, Francis Conlan, Louis Fabien, Adrienne Gessner, Whitford Kane (as "Hugo"), Donald Keyes (as "Mr. Novotny"), Arnold Korff (as "Col. Fiala"), William Malten, John McGovern, Len Mence, John Ravold, Michael Strong, Ronald Telfer. Produced by Milton Baron.

(1947) Stage: Appeared in "This Time Tomorrow" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Jan de Hartog. Scenic Design by Herbert Brodkin. Directed by Paul Crabtree. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 3 Nov 1947-29 Nov 1947 (32 performances).

(1954) Stage: Appeared (as "Gourette") in "Mademoiselle Colombe" on Broadway. Written by Jean Anouilh. Book adapted by Louis Kronenberger. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Longacre Theatre: 6 Jan 1954-27 Feb 1954 (61 performances). Cast: Edna Best (as "Mme. Alexandra"), Julie Harris (as "Colombe"), Eli Wallach (as "Julien"), Harry Bannister (as "Gaulois"), Jeanne Jerrems (as "Dancer"), Edward Julien (as "Chiropodist"; Broadway debut), Nehemiah Persoff (as "Hairdresser"), Lee Phillips (as "Dancer"), Edna Preston (as "Mme. Georges"), Mikhail Rasumny (as "Poet-Mine-Own"), Gregory Robins (as "Stagehand"), Frank Silvera (as "Deschamps"), Joanne Taylor (as "Manicurist"), William Windom (as "Edouard"). Produced by Robert L. Joseph and Jay Julien.

(1979) Stage: Appeared (as "Tarun Maharaj"; final Broadway role) in "A Meeting by the River" on Broadway. Written by Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy. Incidental music arranged by Glen Roven. Directed by Albert Marre. Palace Theatre: 28 Mar 1979 (1 performance + 10 previews). Cast: Keith Baxter, Siobhan McKenna, Simon Ward (as "Oliver"), Ronald Bishop, Paul Collins, Keith McDermott, Meg Wynn-Owen, Gilbert Cole, Jonathan Epstein, Leslie Goldstein, Ed Kerrigan, Faizul Khan, Harsh Nayyar, Arjun Sajnani. Produced by Terry Allen Kramer and Harry Rigby. Associate Producer: Jack Schlissel.

(4/10/60) TV: Appeared in the production "The Everlasting Road" along with Alexander Scourby in a dramatized reading from Stefan Zweig's "Jeremiah". The Biblical story describes the desolation of the Jews after the destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem and Jeremiah's appeal to the spirit of God within them for courage to endure.

(1974) Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a sitcom pilot called "Only in America" about a Jewish carpenter, played by Topol, whose family lives in New York near the start of the 20th century.

(1933) Stage: Appeared in Vicki Baum's play, "The Divine Drudge," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Tamara Geva and Mady Christians in the cast.

(12/5/37) Stage: Appeared in Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House," at The Grand Opera House in Chicago, IL, with Ruth Gordon (as "Nora Helmer"), Dennis King and Paul Lukas in the cast.

(1950) Stage: Appeared in "Tartuffe", Ivar Theatre, Hollywood, CA.

(March 28, 1932) He acted in William Absalom Drake's play, "Grand Hotel," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

(November 9, 1956) He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "The Lark," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Julie Harris in the cast.

(March 17 to April 25, 1970) He acted in Robert E. Sherwood's play, "Idiot's Delight," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jack Lemmon and Rosemary Harris in the cast. Garson Kanin was director.

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