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
 

Jennie Gertner
(Sheindl Stern)

 

G. was born on 10 August 1895 in New York, America.

Her parents were merchants.

She completed grammar school in New York.

At fourteen she settled in Chicago with her mother, and because of her father's death, she had to work in a store.

In 1912 G. married Adolph Gertner, and they settled in Milwaukee where her husband had a Yiddish troupe. Due to the illness of a soubrette, G. assumed the role of "Yenkele" in "Dovids fidele", and has since remained on the stage, acting the entire time with her husband.
 

Sh. E. from Adolph Gertner.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 501.
 

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