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
 

Sonya Itskovitsh


I. was born on 2 Dec. (A.S.) 1894 in Kishinev, Bessarabia.

Her father was a ladies' tailor. She lost her mother during her birth.

She learned from a teacher.

After the Kishinev pogrom, her father immigrated to America. She was left with a stepmother who treated her cruelly, and because of this she decided to become free and independent, and owning a beautiful voice, she acted since then with a Yiddish troupe with whom she participated with in the chorus as a chorus singer.

A little later she began to travel around with various troupes, where she acquired a name for herself as an artist, especially as a songstress, and from then on she acted in the troupes of Fishzon, Genfer, Sam Adler, Nuzik, Shtsherbakov, Rotstein et al.

Due to family matters, after acting for twenty years on the Yiddish stage, she retired from acting and settled with her family in Kiev.

Her fate is unknown.


Sh. E. from Mark Leiptziger.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6190.
 

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