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
 

Anna Freeman
(Hokhberger)

 

F. was born in 1885 in Bobov, Galicia, to religious parents. She learned Yiddish with a rabbi.

At the age of fifteen she traveled to an uncle in London, and from there in 1910 immigrated with her family to Brazil. There she included herself in an "amateur" group which gave sporadic Yiddish productions in Rio de Janeiro.

In 1912 when the actor Adolph Freeman was acting with a troupe that had come from Argentina, he had seen her perform with the "amateurs", and she [subsequently] joined his troupe. In 1913 she married him and went with his troupe to Argentina. From there she followed the same path to the stage as her husband.

F.'s specialty had begun with dramatic roles, and later she switched to character roles.

On 3 March 1961 F. passed away in Los Angeles, California.
 

Sh. E. from her brother-in-law Yosef Haberman.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5114.
 

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