MENASHA SKULNIK PLAYBILL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH THE FLOWERING PEACH 1955
THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED PLAYBILL BY MENASHA SKULNIK..
THIS IS A 6 INCH BY 9 INCH PLAYBILL FROM THE BELASCO THEATRE-1955-THE FLOWERING PEACH-CONTAINS ORIGINAL TICKET STUB-COVER IS SIGNED BY MENASHA SKULNIK-CONDITION OF THE PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Menasha Skulnik (May 15, 1890 - June 4, 1970) was a Jewish American actor, born in Warsaw, Poland, primarily known for his roles in Yiddish theater in New York City. Skulnik was also popular on radio, playing Uncle David on The Goldbergs for 19 years, and made many television and Broadway appearances as well, including successful runs in The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets and Harold Rome's The Zulu and the Zayda.
At the age of ten, Skulnik ran away to join a circus. In 1913, he joined a Yiddish stock company in Philadelphia and began getting comic parts. His diminutive stature (5'4"), high nasal voice, mannerisms and appearance, made him a natural for comedy.
Skulnik knew exactly what he was in comedy: "I play a schlemiel, a dope. Sometimes they call me the Yiddish Charlie Chaplin, and I don't like this. Chaplin's dope is a little bit of a wiseguy. He's got a little larceny in him. I am a pure schlemiel, with no string attached."  Skulnik was dubbed the "East Side's Chaplin" by the New York Evening Journal in 1935. 
He collapsed on stage in New Haven, Connecticut during a dress rehearsal of a show he was bringing to Broadway, and died several weeks later on June 4, 1970 in New York City. He is buried in the Yiddish theater section of the Mount Hebron Cemetery.