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
 

Clara Desser
(Keyla Toyba)

 

Born in 1892 in Gzhibi, Galicia.

Her father was a merchant, and her mother a retailer who sold pearls.

Her brother was a musician.

After her marriage in 1905 to Joseph Desser, she became a singer and participated in Yiddish variety productions.

D. used to travel around with her own troupes, benefiting from a franchise of her husband's name.

 

Sh. E. from Menachem Desser.
 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 568.
To read Clara's amended biography in the memorial Volume 5, please click here.
 

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