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
 

Minnie Deytsh
(Menkes)

 

D. was born on 2 October 1887 [according to documents: 1883] in Lemberg, Galicia.

Her father was a master locksmith, then an entrepreneur.

She finished a six-class folkshul.

Her father, a friend of Yakov Ber Gimpel, got his daughter into his chorus, when she was about ten years old. From there D. went over to Ebell's troupe, where she debuted as "Doba" in "God, Man and Devil". Then she acted with Axelrad in Czernowitz, Ziegler in Vienna, returning to Axelrad, Yosha Ettinger in Rumania, Ber Hart in Galicia, then in the Vienna "Der fraye yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's Theatre)", in 1922 with Baratov in Rumania, several years generally not acting, and in 1927-8 in [reklam=promotional] theatre in Vienna.

Specialty: Character roles.
 

M. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 554.
 

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