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
 

Helena Gotlib

 

G. was born in 1885 in Grodno, Polish Lithuania, into an intellectual family, where they soon moved over to Warsaw, where G. learned in a gymnasium. She [ongeredt] through a friend -- a Yiddish actress, connecting G. with the Yiddish theatre, and broke away because of her relationship with her family.

After acting for several seasons in provincial troupes, G. performed in the Elizeum and in Kaminski's troupes, participating in old operettas and dramatic repertoire.

During wartime G. acted for several years in Russia, then she performed together with her husband, A. Samberg, in Warsaw's Central Theatre, going over to a new, pure repertoire. From there she was engaged by the Vilna Troupe with whom she was associated with until the beginning of 1929.

Specialty: Mother roles.


M. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 256.
 

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