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
 

Genia Gelber
 

 

G. was born on 10 September 1899 in Lemberg, Galicia. Her parents were the Yiddish actors Karlik. She began to act in children's roles, and later, as an adolescent, remaining a Yiddish actress. When the actor Morris Gelber was brought to Lemberg from London, there developed a love between them, and they were married. They traveled in order to act in London and Paris, where she had a great success. Then she guest-starred together with her mother across Europe, including with the director Jacobi in Krakow. She traveled to act in Argentina, and here in 1928 organized the troupe that consisted of Morris and Rose Brown, Morris and Genia Gelber, Aaron Aleksandrof, Leon and Celia Zuckerberg, which after performed across the Argentinean province charged out across the South and Central American countries with Yiddish theatre productions, until they came to Mexico, where they made their homes.

G. was a fine mother- and character actress with a natural husband. She was generally a smart woman, and in the last years after her husband's death and after the decline of a stable Yiddish theatre in Mexico, she maintained herself as a advertising/commercial agent.

Her son, Heniek, who had passed away on 8 November 1968 in Mexico City, had acted in children's roles.

On 7 February 1966 G. passed away in Mexico City.
 

M. E. from Morris Brown.

Necrology in "Di idishe shtime".


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 6043.
 

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