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
 

Ethel Dorf
(Epelblat)

 

D. was born in 1899 in New York, America.

Her parents were bakery owners.

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.


M. E.

Album of Philadelphia Yiddish Actors (Ethel Dorf), "Forward", Philadelphia, 4 December 1927.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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