Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Minnie Heyman
(Ernst)
 

She was born on 28 March 1885 in New York, America. Her father was a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre. She completed public school.

At the age of eleven she went into the chorus of the Yiddish theatre and in about eight years performed in a Yiddish Variety theatre, where she acted for six years.

Afterwards, she returned to the chorus and also small roles with Thomashefsky in New York, where she acted for ten years.

In 1920 H. performed with Gertner's troupe in Chicago where she acted for two seasons.

In 1922 she acted for Mike Thomashefsky in Philadelphia.

Later single seasons in Boston and at the Lennox Theatre in Harlem, in 1926 she acted at the McKinley Theatre.

In 1927 she acted at the Hopkinson Theatre, and in 1928-9 she was in Newark.


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 607.
 

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