Celia Adler (1891-1973)
was born in New York City and was known as the "First Lady
of the Yiddish Theatre."
Celia Adler was mostly known as an actress in the Yiddish
theatre, especially during the heyday of Maurice
Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, in which she acted during
the 1920s and 30s. Even though she was a mature woman and
a mother, she would play the role of a ten- to
also gave a fine theatrical performance as a Holocaust
survivor in Luther Adler's 1946 Broadway production of
A Flag is Born.
She was the
daughter of Jacob P. Adler and Dinah Shtettin, and
the older half-sister of Stella, Luther Adler, and Jacob
Adler's five other children.
You can find the Museum of the
Yiddish Theatre's exhibition, "The Celia Adler Story,"
by clicking here.