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Nahum Stutchkoff, Radio Dramatist
Nahum Stutchkoff of 419 Carey Street, Lakewood, N.J., Yiddish dramatist and lexicographer, died Saturday in the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in Brooklyn. His age was 73.
Mr. Stutchkoff was the author of the Thesaurus of the Yiddish Language, published by the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research in 1950, and had completed a thesaurus of the Hebrew language, to be published soon in Israel.
Until eight years ago he had conducted for 20 years the People Have Trouble Yiddish program, broadcast by station WEVD for the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital.
Mr. Stutchkoff spoke Russian, Polish, French, German, Yiddish, Hebrew and English. He was born in Poland and became an actor in the Yiddish theater there. In 1923 he migrated to the United States and entered the Yiddish art theater here.
In the late 1920ís he became a playwright. His works were produced at the Second Avenue Theater and on other Yiddish stages. Among his plays were Around the Family Table and The Jewish Grocery.
Surviving are his widow, the former Celia Genzer; a son, Michael Morris, a Hollywood screenwriter; a daughter, Mrs. Esther Baron; a brother, Rabbi Aaron Stutchkoff of London, and four grandchildren.
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