– June 20
), born Yoysef Grinberg
, a.k.a. Josef Grünberg
, Joseph Greenberg
and Joseph Greene
, a Polish
who emigrated to the United States
in 1924, was an actor in Yiddish theater
and one of the few directors of Yiddish language
films; he made four films including A brivele der mamen
("A Letter to Mother") and Yidl Mitn Fidl
("Yiddle and his Fiddle") both of which he also wrote. All four of his films were made between 1936 and 1939.
Born in Łódź, Poland, he died of emphysema at the age of 96 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, United States.
Green also had a walk-on part in The Jazz Singer and a few other minor film roles.