Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
is a photo of an unidentified male,
included with her photo, within her Lexicon biography.
Born on 15 March 1875 in
Lemberg, Galicia. Her father was an usher/ticket
taker in the Yiddish theatre. She finished a folkshul.
For a short time she was an employee in a clothing
shop. The chorus conductor Eskreyz heard her sing
and convinced her parents to allow her to enter into
the theatre, and as such in 1897 she became a chorus
singer. Several months later she got a small
character role in the play "Der podriatshik".
From there she remained to act in her early youth
and later in several character roles with Gimpel in
Lemberg, touring across Austria, Hungary, Rumania,
celebrating in 1924 her twenty-fifth year stage
jubilee. She acted in 1924-1925 in Argentina,
then she returned to the Yiddish theatre in Galicia.
In December 1929 K.
passed away in Lemberg.
Her husband Ezriel was a
chorus singer and he used to sing solo numbers in
certain operettas in the Yiddish theatre and also in
the Polish opera.
K.'s daughter, Genia
Gelber, was a Yiddish actress.
Ludwig Satz and Lena Karlis in Zolotarevsky's "Di
yidishe anna karenina"
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5693.
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