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Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE;
aS FEATURED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S  "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"


VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City

 

Roza Gutman
(Sheynfeld)
 


 

Born on 8 June 1889 in Bucharest, Romania.

Her father was an usher in the Romanian and Yiddish theatres. She lived in the court of the Jignitza Yiddish Theatre.

She finished a four-class folkshul and learned in a three-class gymnasium. She became a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre. Afterwards she worked in a tie factory.

The actor Adolf Segal got her to act in small roles. From time to time she portrayed prima donnas. Later she began to act in the roles of a grand-dame until Leopold Kaner put together a troupe and hired her for old, funny roles, a specialty in which she acted since in various troupes in Romania.

According to Roza Heller, she with her husband Khaim, during the Second World War, was killed at the hands of the Nazis.


Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, Vol. 1, 1931, p. 471.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4227.
You can see Roza's first Lexicon biography in Vol. 1 by clicking here.
 

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