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
 

Chana Lerner

 

L. was born in 1900 in Lodz, Poland, to well-to-do parents. As a talented vocalist, she entered into the chorus of the Lodz Yiddish theatre in 1916 ,and after the first season she became engaged as an actress in Warsaw's Central Theatre. Since then L. has acted in young dramatic and soubrette roles.

In 1920 she participated in a tour across Kovno, Lithuania. In 1922 she acted in London's Yiddish theatre, and since then has spent more time guest-starring together with her husband David Zayderman across Eastern and Western Europe (Poland, Galicia, Lithuania, Latvia), and in 1928 in Yiddish comedy and operetta theatre and in Berlin.) In 1929 she was in Romania and Riga.

In 1930-31 she was in Lithuania and Rumania.

In 1932 she was again in Lithuania.
 

M. E.

  • Misha Wohl -- David zayderman un khanah lerner, "Czernowitzer bleter," 18, 1929.

  • H. Shk. -- "Nakht fun libe," "Yidishe shtime," Kovno, 24 November 1930.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1162.
You can read Chana Lerner's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial volume 5 by clicking here.
 

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