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

1931-1967
 

Jennie Atlas

A. was born on 30 November 1889 in Suwalki, Polish Lithuania.

At the age of four she came with her family to New York.

Here she graduated from public school, was a member in a dramatic club, and from there entered the Yiddish vaudeville theatre.

She acted in the Thalia Music Hall, Broadway Music Hall et al, and was a member of Local 5; at different times she had performed at the Metropolitan Singer-Hall in Brownsville, and at the Claremont Theatre in the Bronx. She also directed  with several companies that had played in legitimate theatres, and by herself she acted in the legitimate theatre in New York where she had the opportunity to act with Adler, Kessler and Thomashefsky. She then acted in legitimate theatre for several seasons in Philadelphia and in other cities. She was last in Buffalo.

Two years later she became sick, and on 9 July 1927 she died in New York. She was brought to her rest at Mount Hebron Cemetery [in Flushing, New York]. A. left a daughter, Sylvia, who has acted in children's roles, and a son, Harry Gabel, who is the manager of his father Max's theatre.
 

M. E. from Harry Gabel.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 43.
 

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