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
 

Clara Honigman
(Goldenberg)

 

H. was born in 1890 in Kishinev, Bessarabia.

At age twelve her parents sent her away to an uncle in Odessa, and there she learned in a state school.

In 1908 she came to Philadelphia, America, to an aunt, and in a short time she went around as a chorus singer in the Columbia Theatre under the direction of Mike Thomashefsky.

In 1911 she began to act in small roles. In 1912 she performed in the prima donna role "Reyzele" in "Di yidishe kroyn" by Thomashefsky, and since then has acted with the well-known Yiddish actors, also including Adler, Kessler, Sara Adler, Moshkovitsh, Shoengold, Schwartz, and Thomashefsky.

From 1926-8 she has acted in Gabel's theatre.

From 1928-30 she was in the Second Avenue Theatre.


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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