Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born in April 1886 in
Her father was a second
cantor in the city temple. She became engaged as a
songstress at the expense of the local cultural
community. She began her stage career as a chorus singer and
in episodic roles in the Polish opera theatre. Through
the initiative of the actor Peter Graf L. she entered
Gimpel's Yiddish theatre, where she acted year-round in
first prima donna roles.
In Lemberg she became
acquainted with the actor Samuel Leresko, and after her
marriage to him, she followed the same path to the stage as her
husband, acting, foreign songs, also dramatic roles,
especially in the Gordin repertoire.
M. E. and M. E. from Jacob Mestel.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1170.
You can read an amended biography of Adela in vol. 5 of the Lexicon by clicking
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