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Konrad Tom (9 April 1887 – 9 August 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]

Konrad Tom
Konrad Tom
Konrad Tom, circa 1919
Background information
Native name
Konrad Runowiecki
Born9 April 1887
Died9 August 1957(1957-08-09) (aged 70)
Los Angeles
GenresFilm and cabaret
Occupation(s)Actor, singer-songwriter

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


Song lyrics:[3]



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