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
 

Stella Gold
(Toltse Shtoltsengold)

 

G. was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Her father was a [msgyh] in the Khlshn children's hospital.

Her mother was a nursing attendant.

She learned in the Polish okhronke and by day was in cheder.

In 1904 G. became a member in the "Kleynes bund", and she participated later as "Di mame" in the production of "Uriel Akosta" (directed by Julius Oskar) for the Kishinev pogrom[-irte].

In the same year G. was arrested during a meeting, one [gnbet] but she was out of the political hands, and they thus led her on to Galicia, from where in 1906 her brother took her to America.

Here G. traveled around in a shirt shop, and in the evening she took part in during the course of two years in the productions, in the early days  for the "Warsaw Progressive Dramatic Club", and later in the "Progressive Dramatic Club".

During the [antshteyung] of the varieties, G. toured with the professionals in "Golden Rule" (Manager Suzman), where she acted for three months, later six months at the Thalia Music Hall (Manager Kopelman).

 

She participated in a strike against the strikebreakers in the Bronx Metropolitan and Singer Hall and she acted afterwards there for a season, later with Jacob Silbert at the Liberty Theatre, and with Silbert's troupe in Montreal and Los Angeles, seven seasons with partners at the Lyric Theatre, over time also in Toronto with Littman and Moshe Schorr, in a cooperative trope in Montreal, in Cleveland, in 1928-9 in Newark, and in 1929-30 in Chicago with Glickman.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 263.
 

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