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
 

Minnie Birnbaum
(Mindl Pilpel)
 

 

She was born on 20 February 1888 in Lemberg, Galicia.

She began acting in children's roles with Gimpel, and later was in Czernowitz and Bukovina with Juvelier.

Later she acted in Berlin, and from there was engaged by Thomashefsky, Adler and Edelstein, together with her sister, Pepi Lavitz, to [act in] America.

Here B. performed in a casino in vaudeville numbers together with Joseph Graper, at times in the chorus, while at times in 'single turns', given by Kapelman, and since her marriage to Louis Birnbaum, she still acts with him as a prima donna, as in 1928-9 when she acted in New York's Folks Theatre.
 

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 168.
 

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