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
 

Nechama
(Lipshits-Kadish)
 

 

N.. was born in 1892 in Khatievitsh (Khotovizh -ed.) , Mohilev Gubernia, Ukraine. She was raised in Bobruisk. Through her parents "amateurs" of the Yiddish theatre, N. had the opportunity to enter into the chorus of Genfer's troupe, with whom she toured across Russia and Lithuania. Later N. debuted as "Mirele" in "Di kishufmakherin" and acted in other small roles, but at the same time sang further in the chorus. Initially, after her marriage to actor K. Kadish, she crossed over to Lipovski's Vilna Folks Theatre, where she received larger roles, and then went on a tour across Kovno, Koenigsberg, Memel, Berlin, Vilna (together with her husband and her brother Yosef Khash), later in Lodz's Skala Theatre (Director -- Lazar Kahan), where she performed for the first time in the title role in the Yiddish translation of Kalmen's "Bayadera", and in other cities in Poland. In 1926 N. guest-starred in Rumania, Bessarabia, Transylvania, and then she returned to Poland, where she founded with her husband and brother-in-law an operetta troupe named "The Vilna Operetta Troupe", with whom they toured across Poland. In 1928 N. acted in Krakow, then across Poland. In 1930 she guest-starred with the troupe in Kovno and from there in Riga's Yiddish Meutim Theatre. In 1932 she was in Krakow, performing in the operetta "Di persishe kallah".

Specialty: Prima donna.


Sh. E. from K. Kadish and Yosef Khash.

  • A. Shvartser [Y. Nisenboym] -- Tsum opfer fun der vilner operetten-troupe, "Lubliner tagblat", 29 July 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 1416.
 

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