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
 

Rosa Becker
(Zilbert/Silbert)

 

B. was born during Pesakh in 1892 in Grodzisk, Poland.

Her father was a rabbi.

At age fourteen she married her cousin the actor Kalinski, and she was taken into the chorus of Bernstein, where she performed for two years until the actor Becker came along and took her into his troupe as a soubrette.

After her husband's death she married Becker, traveling around a long time with Becker's troupe across Russia, Galicia and Poland.

In 1924 B. came to America, where she performed some seasons in Detroit, Montreal and Winnipeg, and from time to time in New York.


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 195.
 

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