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
 

Liba (Lena) Karlik

 

 

Above 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.


Sh. E.

 

Ludwig Satz and Lena Karlis in Zolotarevsky's "Di yidishe anna karenina"
 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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