Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Henrietta Jacobson
 

Born on 27 March 1906 in Chicago, America.

Her parents were actors.

She graduated from public and high school.

At the age of five she began to act in children's roles with Lillian in a small theatre in New York, debuting in the melodrama "Sheyne kleyder". Also when Adler put on in his theatre Anshel Schorr's "Mendl beylis", J. went to his theatre and thanks to the critic, she became the "official" child of the Yiddish theatre in New York.

A season later J. acted at the National Theatre for Thomashefsky, then for Gabel at the People's Theatre, where she toured for the first time in a singing role. Later she acted at the People's Theatre with Bessie Thomashefsky where she acted in a significant role in Libin's "Di tsvey mames (The Two Mothers)".

Later she acted for several seasons in the provinces as a soubrette and became a member of the union. J. worked in 1927 in New York's Lyric Theatre with Lillian.

In 1929-30 D. acted in Newark with Elving.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnis'er oyf unzer bine "Morning Journal", 30 December 1927.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 552.
 

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