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
 

Rose Goldberg
 


Rose Goldberg was born on September 12, 1889 in Czernowitz, Bukovina.

Her parents were owners of a whitewash factory. Until the age of ten she studied Yiddish and general studies at home. After a railroad was constructed in the region, the business within the factory became worse. In 1900 all the family decided to immigrate to America. In America she finished her public school education and she studied for three years in high school. While living in the Jewish area she visited the Yiddish theatre many times and felt a strong attraction to the stage. She met "amateurs", as well as Nathan Goldberg, Schwartz and Josef Schwarzberg. She appeared with all of them as "Amalia" in Schiller's "The Robbers."

With the group she traveled in the province until the theatre manager Midnik took her to a professional troupe in Montreal. There she performed for a few weeks, but returned to New York because of her parents.

She married Nathan Goldberg and with him starred in the Yiddish variety theatre for two years. After that she traveled with Goldberg for a short time within the province. With Isidor Meltzer and Schwartz they performed for one year at the Metropolitan Theatre in Newark. From there she changed to lyrical poetry. For twelve years under her husband's direction she performed at the Lenox Theatre. Later, one year at the Grand Theatre, and from 1926-30 in the National and Prospect Theatres.

Goldberg did translate (from the English) Sardu's play " Di ge'gt'e" (Yiddish title, ed.) that was played in the province.

Specialty - dramatic.


M. E.

Uriel Mazik -- Photo gallery of our Jewish artists, "Der tog", New York, November 24, 1917.

Rose Goldberg -- Me and the public, "Der tog" in New  York, March 16, 1928.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, pages 151-2.
 

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