|THEATRE MANAGER, IMPRESARIO (ROMANIA)|
BORN 17 Mar 1895, Focsani, Moldavia - DIED 29 Jun 1956, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Goldenberg, Mitty
CAUSE OF DEATH stroke
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 30, ligne 02, numéro 06, avenue de la Croix)
Mitty Goldin deserted from the Romanian army in 1916 and came to France in 1919. He composed songs and played the piano and he also worked as a journalist before he became an impresario. In 1933 he bought the Plaza theatre that suffered from the popularity of the cinema. He transformed his theatre to a music hall and renamed it to ABC Theatre so that it would be up on lists of venues. The ABC was a success and in 1937 Édith Piaf debuted there.
Between 1934 and 1936 he was also the artistic director of the Bobino, another music hall in Montparnasse. In 1939 he became the co-director of the Théâtre des Capucines. He was a Jew and he was probably concealed from the Germans by Maurice Chevalier during the German occupation. In 1945 he returned to the ABC and the Théâtre des Capucines. In 1955 he left the management of the ABC because of health issues. He died in 1956.
Mitty Goldin â€” WikipÃ©dia