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
 

Roza Gutman
(Sheynfeld)
 

 

She was born on 8 June 1889 in Bucharest, Rumania.

Her father was an usher in the Rumanian and Yiddish theatres.

She lived in the court of the Yiddish Jignitza theatre.

She finished a four-class folkshul and learned in a three-class gymnasium.

She became a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre, then she worked in a tie factory.

The actor Adolf Segal of Iasi took her into his troupe, and she learned how to read Yiddish and from then went into small roles. From time to time she performed as a prima donna, later she began to act as grand dames until Kaner put her into a troupe and put her into old-comical roles -- a specialty in which G. has performed since then in various troupes in Rumania.
 

Sh. E. from Chaim Gutman.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 471.
You can see Roza's amended biography in the memorial Volume 5 by clicking here.
 

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