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
 

Roza Briya
 

 

Born in 1893 in Sokal, by Lemberg, Eastern Galicia. Her father was a merchant.

She finished an eight-class "kreyz"-school in Lemberg. She began acting in 1911 in Czernowitz with Axelrad, then with Adolph Meltzer in Iasi, in 1913 with Hershl Zuckerberg in Krakow.

Later B. went on a tour across Galicia, and in 1914 she acted with Podzamcze in Vienna, then in Prague with Klug. In 1916 B. came back to Krakow and her acted for several years with Tsolman, Yakov, and with Meltzer. 

In 1919 B. guest-starred with Kompaneyets in Lodz, and afterwards she broke into her stage activity, performing only in 1926 with Schilling.

Specialty: Prima donna and dramatic.


Sh. E. from Leon Herbst.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 243.
You can also read Roza's amended biography, in the Lexicon's volume 5, by clicking here.
 

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