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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904–1991)

Isaac Bashevis Singer was born on July 14, 1904 in Leoncin, Poland, Russian Empire as Icek Hersz Zynger. He was a writer, known for Yentl (1983), Enemies: A Love Story (1989) and Aaron's Magic Village (1995). He was married to Alma Wassermann and Runia Pontsch. He died on July 24, 1991 in Surfside, Florida, USA. See full bio »


(age 87) in Surfside, Florida, USA

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Yentl Writer
Enemies: A Love Story
Aaron's Magic Village
Love Comes Lately


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 2007 Love Comes Lately (short stories)
 2004 Smesne i druge price (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Golubovi (2004) ... (novel)
 2001 Old Love (Short) (short stories)
 1995 Aaron's Magic Village (stories "Zlateh the Goat", "The Fools of Chelm and the Stupidest Carp", "When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw" and "The "Lantuch")
 1989 Enemies: A Love Story (novel)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Cafeteria (1984) ... (story)
 1983 Yentl (story "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy")
 1979 The Magician of Lublin (novel)
 1973-1974 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (original author - 2 episodes)
- The Cafeteria (1974) ... (original author)
- The Joke (1973) ... (original author)
 1966 Zlateh the Goat (Short) (short story)
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 1986 Oltre New York (TV Movie)
 1974 2nd House (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 October 1974 (1974) ... Himself
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 2017 Bashevis, a Love Story (Documentary)

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His play, "Schlemist The First," was adapted and conceived by Robert Brustein in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California. David Gordon was director. See more »

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Nearly all his fiction was written in Yiddish for the journal. See more »

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