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 Pecker
(Miller)
 

 

P. was born in 1902 in New York, America.

Her father was a small manufacturer of shirts.

For four years she was an orphan, and in 1909 through her mother she was brought to her family in Kovno, Lithuania, where she learned in the Kovno Marianski gymnasium.

She debuted with success in the Kovno Yiddish Dramatic Society, performing in the Kovno Dramatic Studio (with others, directed by Mukdoni), and then in 1920, she married actor Viktor Pecker, who was then acting in the local "Yiddish dramatic theatre (artistic, according to L. Sokolov).

She became engaged by that troupe as a professional actress. Later she went over to the "Lipovski's Folk Theatre", where she was given the role of "Rivkele" in Asch's "Got fun nekhomeh" and "Zelda" in Hirshbein's "Shmids tekhter (The Blacksmith's Daughter)."

When her husband (together with others) founded the "first Yiddish United [Fareynikte] Dramtic Troupe", she went around with them to local theatres and acted in the production of Leivick's "Golem", and Moliere's "Karger".

 

In 1925 P. came to America and acted, together with her husband, at the "Unzer Theatre", afterwards in "Schildkarut's Theatre" (Dymov's "Bronx Express" and after in other plays). Later she retired from the stage.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1833.
 

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