Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
D. was born in 1899 in New
Her parents were bakery
In 1905 she moved with her
family to Chicago, where she completed public school and
learned in high school.
D. searched for a position
in the chorus of the Empire Theatre, and she soon was
given a role.
For two seasons she acted in
variety, and afterwards married Abe Dorf, acted a season
in Minneapolis, afterwards for four seasons with Gertner
in Chicago, and further worked together on the same
stage as her husband.
Specialty: Prima donna.
Album of Philadelphia
Yiddish Actors (Ethel Dorf), "Forward", Philadelphia, 4
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 545.
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