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
 

Zelda Kaplan
 

 

Born on 22 January 1935 in New York, America.

She graduated from public school, high school and also studied two semesters at Brooklyn College. She received her Yiddish studies from the Arbeiter Ring (Workmen's Circle) school, from which she graduated.

After the age of eight, she had already played children's roles in Yiddish plays in the Rolland Theatre, and when she got older, she went into the chorus, and she sang there for two years, where her husband had observed her showmanship features. She was subsequently engaged to play soubrette roles in the province with Lebedeff and Michalesko in the operetta "Di freylekhe mishpakha", and with Yablokoff and "Der farkhshufter niggun".

Afterwards she performed in Yiddish vaudeville theatres, from there back across to legitimate Yiddish theatre, and there she had the opportunity to play with other actors such as Maurice Schwartz, Samuel Goldenburg, Molly Picon, Jennie Goldstein, Max Klatter, and during the 1962-1963 season in the Anderson Theatre with Leo Fuchs.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3597.
 

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