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 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
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
Misha Wohl -- David
zayderman un khanah lerner, "Czernowitzer bleter,"
H. Shk. -- "Nakht fun
libe," "Yidishe shtime," Kovno, 24 November 1930.
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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