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 Nathanson
(Milshteyn)


 

Born on 3 September 1895 in Denver, Colorado, America. Her parents were [angra] meat merchants and owners of a Yiddish theatre in Denver. She learned in college.

After her marriage to Julius Nathanson she began to act with him in English and then debuted in Yiddish as "Sister" in "Dos zise meydl" in Boston under her husband's direction, first during the production of "Di goldene kale (The Golden Bride)", and she then acted as a prima donna. Later she had an opportunity to act as "Yehudit" in "Akosta" (with S. Goldenberg) and "Di prostitutke" in Avrham Shomer's "Eykele mzik" (with Schildkarut). In 1927-8 N. acted at New York's Second Avenue Theatre, in 1928-9 in Philadelphia. In the summer of 1930 she guest-starred with her husband in Argentina, in 1930-31 she acted in Chicago and across the American province. In 1932 she guest-starred with her husband in Europe.

Specialty: Prima donna.
 

M. E. from Julius Nathanson.

Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Neye pnis'er oyf unzer bihne, "Morning Journal", N.Y., 16 March 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 1399.
 

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