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
 

Annie Augenblick
(Chana Soyber)
 

 

A. was born on 9 May 1886 in Riga, Latvia.

Her father was a businessman.

She came as a child of six with her parents to Baltimore, America. While in public school she used to participate in concerts. Increasingly she began to perform in concerts for [voyltetike] purposes, and she participated in an amateur production of Dr. Lundy's "Kenig hurdus".

The Largman troupe came there. She became known to the actress Jennie Atlas, who gave her the opportunity to act in her Broadway musical hall in Brooklyn. After acting there for a year, she entered into the Irving Music Hall, and there became known to Philip Augenblick, and after their marriage they acted together year-long in various variety theatres, later four seasons with Joseph Kessler at the Empire Theatre, Chicago, then in New York. For several years she acted in South Africa, London, Glasgow, Paris, Antwerp.

She came back to America, didn't act for a season, but later did so with Nathan Goldberg at the Lenox Theatre, and since 1927 with him in the Prospect Theatre.

Specialty: Character actress.


M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 40.
 

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