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
 

Annie Hoffman-Schneider

 

S. was born in Odessa, Ukraine, to pious parents who immigrated to America.

Here H. learned in public and high school and participated with song numbers in the school productions. Then H. toured with an English vaudeville (troupe), where she was heard by the composer Fridzel and was persuaded into Yiddish vaudeville by Kopelman. Here she acted in soubrette roles together with Gabel and Zigmund Weintraub.

In 1910 H. crossed over to the legitimate stage in the Third Street Theatre, then in the Lyric, Lenox, Liberty and Amphion Theatres, having an opportunity to act with the most prominent of those from the Yiddish stage.

In 1929-30 H. acted on the English stage.
 

Sh. 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 584.
 

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