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
 

Alya Brin
(Golda Zeydlin)
 

 

B. was born on 11 February 1896 in Odessa, Ukraine.

Her parents were colonial merchants.

She completed a six-class private school, and as a child she learned Yiddish with a teacher. Blessed to be in the neighborhood of Yiddish theatre, she became known to the chorus singers and the beginning actors, and in 1917 she went into the chorus.

After a short time she traveled to Kiev with Kanapov, Libert and Bernard Young. Here she debuted as "Mama" in Thomashefsky's "Dos farblondhete shefele", touring for a short time thereafter with Young across Bessarabia. Then she acted in Rumania with Aschkenazy-Ziegler, later with Segalesco, Itsikl Goldenberg, with Henrietta Schnitzer and one-and-a-half years with Potocka.

In 1927 she acted together with her husband, Sholem Brin, in Vienna, then in Budapest and Czechoslovakia.
 

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 245.
 

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