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
 

Betty Jacobs
(Treitler)

 

 

Born on 26 May 1891 in Lemberg, western Galicia.

Her father was the theatre director and actor Chaim Binyamin Treitler.

As a six-year-old child she began to act with her father's troupe which he then led in Rumania. Later she traveled with the troupe to England.

In 1902 she came with her family to America, and performed here in vaudeville.

In 1913 she began to act in the legitimate theatre in Newark and later in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1917 she married the actor Jacob Jacobs, and began to act at the Lenox Theatre, afterwards at the Grand Theatre, and since 1926 at the National Theatre.


M. E.

  • Uriel Mazik -- Bilder-Galeree fun unzer idishe shoyshpiler, "Der tog", N.Y., 5 January 1918.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 549.
 

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