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
 

Anna Levine
(Levenstein)

 

L. was born in 1885 in Chmielnik, Kielce Gubernia, Poland. Father -- a railroad shipper. In her youth, she was taken over to Kielce, where she completed a four-class city school, then learned privately and with the help of her father in his trade.

She married a star "boy entrepreneur", who had directed with several stages in Warsaw, and L. came into contact with Yiddish theatre and after her divorce from her first husband, she married in 1927 actor Michal Michalesko, with whom she arrived in America in 1920.

In 1924 L. debuted on the road as "the mother" in I. Rosenberg's play "Di vilde yugnt", and has remained since then to act in mother and grand-dame roles in the same troupes as her husband.

On 17 March 1931, L. was taken in as a member in the Actor's Union.
 

M. E.

  • [--] -- Mises michalesko erklehrt vos es hos zi bavoygen tsu veren an akterise, "Forward", N. Y., 10 September 1924.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1142.
 

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