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
 

Celia Lipzin
(Pecker)

 

L. was born on 15 September 1900 in London, England. Her father was a musician in the Yiddish theatre. She learned in a public school and Yiddish with a tutor. Until age fourteen she acted in children's roles with Feinman and M. D. Vaksman. At the age of ten she performed in a vaudeville house in the last act of Gordin's "Khasya di itumah (Khasya the Orphan)". As an adult she debuted in the role of "Princess" in the play "Di yidn fun maroko (The Jew from Morocco)" in the Pavilion Theatre, where she acted for a season and afterwards to Paris with Silbert and from there came to America.

Here for one-and-a-half years she acted with Lobel, Moshkovitsh and Schwartz in the theatre on Third Avenue in New York, then she returned to London and there acted for four years, often with Moshkovitsh. She returned to America, touring across the province, where she had the opportunity to act with Sara Adler and Rudolf Schildkraut. Then she acted at the Irving Place Theatre only after a third attempt did she became a member of the Yiddish Actor's Union. Later she acted for a season with Elving in New York and a season in Brooklyn's Lyric Theatre. She traveled afterwards to Europe, guest-starring in Paris and London and afterwards she returned to America -- in various troupes, including the Odeon Theatre in New York (Dir. -- Moshe Richter).

L. had in London also participated in small roles in film.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1107.
 

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