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
 

Celia Budkin
(Tsipe Mogilner)

 

B. was born on 22 March 1893 in Bobruisk, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia. Her father was a flour merchant. In 1897 she moved with her family to Warsaw.

As a member in the amateur circles, B. performed, also in 1907, in mother roles in "God, Man and Devil" and Pinski's "Family Tsvi", in an amateur circle under the direction of the actor Shidlover. Several times she acted in the province, and then the amateur troupe transformed itself into a professional group, but it lasted for only three months.

In 1908 she performed with the professional troupe of Guzik, and in the same year she went into Sabsey's troupe, where she sung in the chorus, acted in roles, but soon she left the troupe and went over to the newly formed "Hirshbein Theatre" in Odessa. She remained there until the group disbanded. Then B. acted with various troupes until 1912, when she was engaged by Fishzon with whom she then acted in Central Russia until 1917.

Then she immigrated with the other Yiddish actors to Harbin, where she acted for almost three years. In 1920 B. was engaged as a regisseur for the amateur circle "Iml'd'g" (Yiddish Musical-Literary-Dramatic Society) in Harbin, which she helped found. Since then she has followed the same path as her husband Misha Budkin.

 



Sh. E. from Misha Budkin.

  • Sh. Kutner -- "Memories of the Hirshbein Troupe".

  • ("Theatre Memories", Editor Z. Zylbercweig, Vilna, 1928, pp. 86-9).


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 146.
 

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