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
 

Sarah Ettinger
(Glickman)
 

 

E. was born on 26 April (A. S.) 18890 in Zlotshev, Eastern Galicia. Her parents were Jacob and Ethel Glickman, directors and actors of the Yiddish theatre in Rumania.

She completed a folkshul in Bucharest. She debuted in the children's chorus in Goldfaden's production of "The Sacrifice of Isaac", and until the age of eleven acted in children's roles. At the age of twelve she acted as "Shulamit" in Hurwitz's "Shlomo HaMelekh (Solomon the King)". 

At age sixteen E. began to act in adult roles in the troupe of her father's and then toured across Rumania, Bukovina and Galicia. Later she acted under the partnered direction of her husband, Yoshe Ettinger, and her father.

During wartime E. acted in Russia, the 1919-20 season in the Yiddish State Theatre in Berdichev and Zhitomir, then in Poland. In 1927 she was in Paris's Yiddish theatre and since 1928 has been in Rumania.

For several seasons E. also has acted in vaudeville in Rumania.
 

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, page 1600.
 

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