HERMAN YABLOKOV (YABLOKOFF) (August 11, 1903-April 3, 1981)
He was an actor, born in Grodno. He studied in a “cheder metukan” (improved religious elementary school) and yeshiva. While young he joined the Yiddish theater, and his entire life was tied to a series of theatrical troupes. From 1924 he was living in New York. He wrote songs and melodies, the best known of which was “Papirosn” (Cigarettes). In book form: Arum der velt mit yidish teater (Around the world with the Yiddish theater) (New York: Shulzinger, 1968-1969), 2 volumes (689 pp. and 726 pp., respectively). He died in New York.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 292.