Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
K. was born in 1873 in
Grodno, Polish Lithuania.
She was the sister of
Yiddish actor Louis Kremer. As a child she came to
America and became a Yiddish actress. In 1909 she acted
in Yiddish vaudeville theatre. She acted with Adler and
Kessler, and in 1922-1923 together with her brother in
the Grand Theatre.
When she had performed in
English in the play with a Yiddish content, "Abie's Irish
Rose", K. was engaged to perform in the role of "Mrs.
Cohen", Abie's mother, and K. had performed the role
more than 2500 times. K. also performed the role in the
film. She had traveled to performer in a new English
play "Abie's Children", but on 15 October 1930, when she
was at home, in honor of Simchas Torah, together with
her family, entertained with her beloved songs, and she
then had a heart attack and passed away.
K. was a member of the
Yiddish Actor's Union, and active with the Hebrew
Theatrical Guild. She was brought to her eternal rest at
Washington Cemetery (in Brooklyn, N.Y. -- ed.)
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5752.
You can also read Ida's first Lexicon biography (with slightly different
information) in Vol. 3, by clicking
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