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
 

Ida Goldstein

 

G. was born on 24 December 1887 in Kovno, Lithuania.

Her parents were mill owners.

At the age of three she came with her parents to America, where she finished public school, learned music with Pinie Minkowsky, and for a year in the conservatory.

At the age of seventeen she began to act with "amateurs", and later went into Philadelphia's Yiddish troupe under the management of A. Abramson, who had her sing for three weeks in the chorus, after which she began to taken on roles. Then she acted for two years in Montreal with Midnik and for several years at the Grand and Windsor Theatres, having the opportunity to act with Adler, Kessler and Schildkraut. Later she acted at the Irving Place Theatre, the Liberty, the Hopkinson, and in Newark, in Philadelphia and eight years across the province. In 1927 on her own she performed with a troupe across the province.

In 1913 G. acted the summer season in English vaudeville.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 376.
 

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