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
 

Tsilba Lubartovska
 

 

L. was born on 4 February 1878 in Lodz, Poland. Her father was a tailor,  a musician, who used to study with his two daughters various melodies.

Through actor David Fakhler, who heard her sing, L. was taken into the chorus of his troupe, which performed in Bzhezshin (Brzeziny). Then L. entered into the chorus of the Kaminski troupe, Herman Berman and Trilling, who had performed in Lodz in a small garden with an open stage (on Konstantinergasse) and here she also received small roles.

Now L. toured in the province with a troupe (Tshizhik, Trontshik, Bleifeld), which performed across various cities of Poland in the shops of the feyerlesher states, etc. Later she went around with the troupe of Rose Arnstein (Yablonski, Shliferstein, Grinstein, Glickman, Keyzerovitsh et al.), acting between roles in operetta repertoire. First in a provincial troupe (L. Rabinovitsh, Regina Lubartovska, Max Brin, M. Myodovnik, Yakov Perlman et al.), which performed in Bendzin, and L. went over to prima donna roles.

In 1905 the troupe disbanded and L. entered into the Lodz Apollo Theatre (Julius Adler, Titelman, Silberkasten, Rabinovitsh, et al.), then she went around for several years with various troupes across Russia, White Russia and the Ukraine (with Lindenfeld, Anshel Goldberg, Mintses, Bronetsky et al.) in the movie theatres

and vaudeville houses. During the World War, she acted with Adler-Serotsky in Lodz's Skala Theatre and, due to illness, became an "emertike (retiree)" from the "Yiddish Artists Union" in Warsaw. Not being able to depart [completely] from the theatre, L. in the last years was a wardrobe person in the Yiddish theatre in Lodz.

L.'s sister was the Yiddish actress Regina Lubartovska.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1011.
You can see Tsilbe's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial volume no. 5.
 

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