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
 

Clara Margolin
(Bleichman)

 

M. was born in September 1893 in Bucharest, Romania. Her parents were the actors Jacob and Betty Bleichman. Already at age ten she acted in children's roles in plays and vaudeville together with the itinerant troupes of her parents in Rumania, Bukovina and Galicia. She received a private education in Romanian, French and German. She had, at the age of fifteen, together with her parents and her sister Mina (Axelrad), immigrated to Berlin and acted there for two years in the Yiddish theatre with a local troupe, then she acted in young and soubrette roles in Paris, Antwerp, Vienna, London and across Galicia.

In 1912 she married journalist and theatrical Dr. Avraham Margolin, and was taken in to act in London's Pavilion Theatre, and then she traveled across the English provincial cities under the leadership of Moshkovitsh. She also had the opportunity to act a season with Jacob P. Adler.

In 1920 M. immigrated with her family to America, and here she acted with itinerant troupes in the eastern cities in Canada until the western and southern cities. In March 1924 she was taken in as a member of the union, and since then until the 1929-30 season has acted as a prima donna in Chicago's Yiddish theatre.
 

Sh. E. from Dr. A. Margolin.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1243.
 

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