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
 

Pauline Fogelnest
(Bender)
 

F. was born in 1894 in Brzshezin, near Lodz, Poland.

Her father was a shawl manufacturer.

As a child of six months, she lost her mother. Her father soon married a second wife, and F. was educated in Warsaw through her grandmother.

For several years she learned in a Polish school, but because of bad material conditions she changed her study. For two years she learned to play the violin with a Klezmer, an eyngeyer to her grandmother.

At the age of fifteen she went to work in a hat factory. Here she also sang and caught the attention of a second worker, who took her to the Muranow Theatre where the leader Schlossberg accepted her into the chorus. Several years later she went across to the small parts and singing roles.

She got married to actor Sam Fogelnest, toured with him across the province, where she acted as the prima donna and soubrette. Since then she has gone about acting with husband.


Sh. E. from Sam Fogelnest.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2207.
 

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