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
 

Mildred Block
(Soffe)
 

 

B. was born on 15 March 1902 in Philadelphia, America. Her father was the actor Aaron Soffe. She finished public school and attended a high school.

The first time she performed on the stage was as a child of six years of age, singing a song in her father's benefit. From age eight to eleven she acted in children's roles. She began to act in adult roles with the guest-starring Lipzin and later for Lillian across the province.

In 1919 she acted in Winnipeg; 1920 in Detroit; in 1921 she was in Philadelphia. In 1922 she was in Cleveland; in 1923 in Newark; in 1924 at the Lyric Theatre in Brooklyn. From 1925-7 she acted at the Second Avenue Theatre; in 1928-9 in the Prospect Theatre with Nathan Goldberg, and in 1929-30 she was in Brooklyn's Rolland Theatre.

Specialty: Soubrette.
 

M. E.

  • M. Osherowitz -- Amerikaner geborene un amerikaner ertsoygene aktyorn un aktrises oyf der idisher bine, "Forward", 14 November, 1925.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 174.
 

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