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
 

Clara Gottlieb
(Gershanovitsh)

 

G. was born in 1882 in Demeyevka, Kiev, Ukraine, to pious parents.

As a child of ten, through her sister, the actress Leah Kompaneyets, she was taken in to the Yiddish theatre to act in children's roles.

With time she developed into a prima donna, and in the time of the Gordin epoch she went over to drama.

G. participated in many troupes throughout Russia, Poland and Lithuania, and in 1924 she traveled across Belgium and France to Cuba, from where in 1926 she came to Canada, where she acted from time to time with her family.

Specialty: Character roles.


Sh. E. from Kh. Gershanovitsh.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 258.
 

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