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
 

Chana Dayen-Dobrovinska

 

D. was born in Kremenchug, Ukraine. Her father was a merchant in Novovorontsovka, Kherson Gubernia, where the family had moved to, and where D. had lived until 1909. There she completed a private school, used to singing songs, which she had hared in the Ukrainian theatre, and she began to act with "amateurs". Then she went away to Kherson, not regarding her father's resistance, and she entered into a music school and later traveled to  Yekaterinoslav, where she entered into the Hirshbein troupe.

In wartime, D. acted in episodic roles with Fishzon and Kompaneyets and also sang in the chorus. After three months she went over to dramatic roles with Sokolov, acting for a year in Vilna, then she there under Lipovski's direction, and she wandered to the Ukraine, where she lived through the pogroms, and she entered into Kharkov's "Unzer vinkl". Then she acted with Zaslavsky until she traveled to America, where she acted for seasons in Buffalo and Minneapolis and she participated in Russian productions In New York. In 1928 D. acted for a short time in Newark with Elving, and then from time to time in New York.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 539.
 

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