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
 

Manye Elgard
(Miriam Buber)
 

 

E. was born on 11 July 1895 in Skulien (Skulyany), Bessarabia.

Her father was a liverant(?) of grain.

In 1906 she came to her grandfather  in Philadelphia (America). Here she learned in public school and completed in evening school.

Afterwards she worked with women's blouses and was an employee in the Ladies Garment Worker's Union, later an executive member in "Arbeter's Ring (Workmen's Circle, Branch 12, Philadelphia), and secretary for the "United Yiddish Workshops" in Philadelphia.

Through her acquaintance with actor Isidore Elgard, they performed in a dramatic club with the Philadelphia Hebrew Literature Society, and there acted for a year-and-a-half, afterwards performing in Newark's Yiddish theatre (Dir. -- Sidney Hart) as a soubrette.

After a long illness, she acted a season with Rudolph Schildkraut across the province, later with him for a season in New York, a season with Julius Nathanson in Boston, and in 1928-29 from time to time in Boston.
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page1566.
 

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