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
 

Chana Frank
(Einbinder)

 

F. was born in 1875 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Her parents were butchers.

She learned in an elementary school.

She immigrated as a youth to America and in New York became introduced to a dramatic club with the future actor Jacob Frank. At the age of sixteen he took her to Philadelphia and onto the Yiddish stage, and since then she has followed the same path to the stage as him. She later married him during his Yiddish theatre period, later crossing over to mother roles.

On 18 January 1923 F. passed away in Cleveland, but her dead body was brought to New York, where she found her eternal rest in Washington Cemetery.

F.'s children Abraham, Bela and Betty have also acted on the Yiddish stage.
 

M. E. from Jacob Frank.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4975
 

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