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 Greenfield
(Treitler)

 

G. was born in Stanislawow, Eastern Galicia, as the daughter of Yiddish theatre director Treitler. At the age of five G. began to act in children's roles in her father's troupe. At the age of fourteen she already had acted in the roles for adults, and she migrated together with her father to Rumania, Austria, Russia, Hungary and England, until in 1902 she, together with her entire artistic family came to America.

Here G. for the first time acted in vaudeville, first in 1914 she performed at the National Theatre to Thomashefsky, where she acted for six seasons.

From 1920-30 she acted in the Second Avenue Theatre.

G. married Jean Greenfield, President of the Yiddish Actors Union.
 

M. E.

Uriel Mazik -- Bilder-galereye fun unzere idishe shoyshpiler, "Der tog", N. Y., 23 March 1918.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 536.
 

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