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
 

Manya Arco
(Fishzon)

 

A. was born in Berdichev, Ukraine. She was the adopted daughter of the Yiddish actor Avraham Fishzon and Chinka Braginska. She learned in a gymnasium in Yekaterinoslav. In 1906 she married actor Itzhak Arco, and she began to act. Her first offering was in a quartet in Sharansky's "Hfni un pinchas" in Warsaw's Jardin d'Hiver, in Fishzon's trope, where she acted until 1916. Then she immigrated with her husband to Harbin, where she acted there in their assembled troupe, and in 1921 she went to Canada, where she acted for two seasons, and in 1923 she wandered around with a troupe across America until she became engaged for two seasons in Chicago to Elias Glickman, then she acted for individual seasons in Cleveland for Moshe Schorr and in Detroit for Abraham Littman.

A. had participated in Russia in the film record of "Gott fun nekama (God of Vengeance)" ("Bashka") and "Khasya di itumah (Chasya the Orphan)" (Karolina).

Due to an accidental fall in 1927, A. had withdrawn from her stage activity, but in 1929-30 she acted again in Winnipeg.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 104.
 

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