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
 

Chana (Hannah, Annie) Hollander


Born on 4 August 1894 in Babin, near Czernowitz, Bukovina.

She came to America as a child and there she completed high school.

With the help of her sister and brother-in-law (Rose and Nathan Goldberg) and Hollander, she entered into vaudeville and started very young, playing a "pregnant" girl in a sketch  "Maurice, my Husband".

H.'s first appearance on the legitimate stage was with her brother-in-law as "The Ill Child" in Gordin's "Two Worlds."  When Jenny Goldstein got sick, H. replaced her, though without success; she then became a chorus girl in the Lyric Theatre.

Only after appearing in the Lyric Theatre as "Lise [or Lisa]" in "People," a play by Shalom Aleichem, she kept the attention of the critics and played after that for a season at the Lennox Theatre and one season with Schwartz in the Irving Place Theatre.

After her wedding to Isidore Hollander, she followed the same path as he did, appearing in her first roles in drama, comedy and the operetta.
 

M. E.
 

  • Uriel Mazik -- Photo gallery of our Yiddish actors, "Der tog", 13 April 1918.

  • B. Botvinik --- Young Talents on the Yiddish Stage, "Forward", 11 February 1919. 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 578.
 

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