Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Tsipa Abelman

 

Wife of the famous singer-actor Benny Abelman.

According to Itzhak Fishelewitz, she was a tailor and worked in a factory, and only for a short time acted on the Yiddish stage.

When she was in America at the start of the twenties, where she acted with her husband in Yiddish vaudeville houses, she had on 11 May 1905 published in the "Forward" an article under the name "Lozt men tsu naye aktyorn?"

Returning to Poland she participated in 1908 in the production of Jacob Gordin's "Brothers Lurie," and Noah Prilutski writes about her acting:

"Frau Abelman (Sarah-Devorah) -- not with much talent -- but acts permanently with might and much endurance, and that in a rare appearance on the Yiddish stage."

When a cry(?) went out in Warsaw for Abelman to act, with her husband she toured throughout the province, where she used to perform with concerts or with Hebrew evenings for "krn hisud" activities.

A. was huge in transforming her husband, who she had oysergeveynlekh farert, and she would often require that he be accorded respect as one of the nestorn of the Yiddish theatre.

According to the "Yizkor list" in the program of the Yiddish State Theatre in Poland, A. was killed by the Nazis in Poland


M. E. from I. Fishelewitz.

  • Mrs. Abelman -- Lozt men tsu naye aktyoren?, "Forward," New York, 11 May 1905.

  • Noah Prilutski -- "Yidish teater," Bialystok, 1921, Vol. 1, pp. 145-146.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4781.
 

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