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
 

Helen Grossman

 

G. was born in Boston, America.

Her parents were Yiddish actors.

She learned in public and high school and Yiddish privately with a teacher. As a five-year-old child she began to act in children's roles in her parents' troupe, and later in adult roles. Since 1916 G. acted in main roles in the local troupe, with which she traveled around across America.

In 1920 G. was engaged to the English theatre manager Saliver Marasko for the play "Abie's Irish Rose", in which she acted in the role of "Mrs. Cohen" for seventy-two weeks.

Sh. E. from Sholem Perlmutter.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 521.
 

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