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
 

Fannie Lubritsky

 

 

L. was born in London, England on 7 March 1896 [a family member states that Fanny's birthday was Sept. 19, 1891, and that she was born in Russia- ed.]

Her father was a prompter in the Yiddish theatre. As a five-year-old child, she played the role of "Khanala the seamstress" with Rachel Alexander. Since then, she was placed in different children's roles.

In 1908 she came to America with her family. She acted in children's roles in America with Kessler in Gordin's repertoire.

The first important role she played in was in "Blind Jealousy" in the year 1912, and since then she has gone on to play young dramatic roles.

In 1919, for the first time, she performed as the soubrette in the Bader-Rumshinsky production "The Rabbi's Song" at the Second Avenue Theatre.

She played at the National Theatre from 1927-1928, the Public Theatre from 1929-1930, and in the Folks Theatre during the summer of 1930. She also guest-starred in London and Warsaw with Satz.

In 1930-1931, she was with Gabel in Boston and later in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre (Director: Anshel Schorr). From 1931-1932 she was at the Rolland Theatre, and from 1932-1933 at the Bronx's Prospect Theatre (Director: Jennie Goldstein).

L.'s sister Goldie and brother Dave also act on the Yiddish stage.


M. E.

  • Uriel Mazik -- Bilder-galereye fun unzere idishe shoyshpiler, "Der tog", 9 February 1918.

  • M Osherowitz -- Klh-meydlekh in leben, kinder oyf der bine, "Forward", N. Y., 14 January 1921.

  • A. Frumkin -- Di kinder-rolisten oyf der idisher bine, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 7 December 1928.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1016.
 

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