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
 

Zina Goldstein

 

G. was born on 21 February 1894 in Minsk, White Russia.

Her father was a hat maker. She was educated in Warsaw, whereto her family had moved. Here G. learned in a pro-gymnasium.

G.'s parents, themselves musicians, used to strive that their daughter, who had a beautiful voice, may become a singer, attending with her parents the Polish opera, and G. imitated the singers, and her father got her to study with a music teacher. Then G. became taken into Shlossberg's chorus for Kompaneyets' troupe. Here G. spent several seasons in the chorus, and for a time took on small roles and then switched over to prima donna roles in Alder-Sierotsky's Lodz Skala Theatre, where she performed for the first time in a range of European operettas.

In 1920 B. became engaged to Thomashefsky in New York, where she performed in  "Dos ungarishe meydl"  ["Di chardashfirshtin" from Kalman]. Here she acted for two seasons, then for a half season with direction in the Liberty Theatre, then  one-and-a-half seasons in the National with Louie Goldberg, two seasons with Michalesko in the Liberty Theatre with Rolland, then again with Louis Goldberg in the Liberty and in the Public Theatre, and in 1929-32 in Gabel's Public Theatre, where she acted under the name of Zina Goldberg.

G. is the wife of theatre manager Louis Goldberg.

 

M. E.

  • M. Osherowitz -- Zina Goldstein di ney-gekumene idishe actrise, "Forward", 23 November 1920.

  • Anita Blumental -- Zina Goldstein di younge talentfule aktrise, "Der idisher froyen-zhurnal", N. Y., 9, 1923.

  • K. Izrael -- Tet-a-tet mit zina goldstein, "Lod"t'bl", 130, 1927.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 380.
 

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