Konrad Tom

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Konrad Tom
Konrad Tom
Konrad Tom, circa 1919
Background information
Native name Konrad Runowiecki
Born April 9, 1887
Warsaw
Origin Jewish-Polish
Died August 9, 1957(1957-08-09) (aged 70)
Los Angeles
Genres Film and cabaret
Occupations Actor, singer-songwriter

Konrad Tom (April 9, 1887 – August 9, 1957), born Konrad Runowiecki, a Polish Jewish actor, writer, singer and director, born in Warsaw. Wrote song lyrics in Polish and in Yiddish for stage, film and cabaret, including szmonces. His wife was actress Zula Pogorzelska.[1]

"Yiddish talkies were not only comparable to those of the Polish mainstream but were produced by the same people. Indeed, the most successful Yiddish talkies were directed by established industry figures including Waszynski, Ford, Henryk Szaro, Jan Nowina-Przybylski, Leon Trystan, and Konrad Tom."[2]

Screenplays:[3]

Song lyrics:[3]

Actor:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomasz Mościcki (October 2010). "Konrad Tom (aktor, piosenkarz, reżyser, dyrektor teatrów)". Baza wiedzy. Muzyka (in Polish). Adam Mickiewicz Institute Culture.pl. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Volume 1, p. 333
  3. ^ a b c Konrad Tom at the Internet Movie Database