Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Rosetta Conn

 

She was born on 12 July 1891 in Kishinev, Bessarabia.

As a child she came with her parents to America where she attended American elementary school.

She began with children's roles on the English-American stage and afterwards became enamored with the Yiddish stage. She  subsequently acted in youthful roles in the Lipzin Theatre.

As Berta Kalich was crossing over from the Yiddish stage to the English, C. was engaged to act in her roles, and so on occasion she went to work with Morris Morrison in Schiller's "The Robbers" and with David Kessler in Gordin's play "God, Man and Devil", "Sappho" and "The Kreutzer Sonata".

In 1920 C. managed and was the main actress in the Yiddish theatre in Montreal, Canada, and afterwards acted in various other troupes, traveling across the American province.

C. also took part in the silent film "Dos harts fun a yidn (The Heart of a Jew)".

C. was married to Philip Gulkis. After she divorced him, she married Benjamin Rozenboym.

K. was a beloved actress and had a huge time [farerer]...she had "guest roles" on the Yiddish stage.

K.'s sister Ida, was a Yiddish actress and another sister, Dodi, was an English actress.

On 15 January 1953, K. passed away in New York.
 

Sh. E. from Charles Cohen and Sarah Kindman-Mestel.


 

 

 

 


 

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Translated from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 2943.
 

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