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
 

Ida Kremer

 

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 Louis Goldstein.

  • Necrology in the Yiddish Press.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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 here.
 

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